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Old 10-18-2013, 07:24 AM
 
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Reuters:

Insight: As Obamacare tech woes mounted, contractor payments soared | Reuters

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A Reuters review of government documents shows that the contract to build the federal Healthcare.gov online insurance website - key to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform - tripled in potential total value to nearly $292 million as new money was assigned to the work beginning in April this year.

Someone needs to be fired for this.

Of the $292 million spent on this website, how much of that went to the computer programmers and developers?
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:28 AM
 
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I suspect it is double that.

An old IT colleague of mine who worked on some of this emailed me last night with details of the trainwreck. CMS is at the center of the storm.

Too bad so sad.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:36 AM
 
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I suspect it is double that.

An old IT colleague of mine who worked on some of this emailed me last night with details of the trainwreck. CMS is at the center of the storm.

Too bad so sad.
The problems are epic. As already posted in another thread...
Obamacare woes widen as insurers get wrong data - MarketWatch

And liberals want the government that is responsible for this fiasco to control their access to medical care. How asinine is that?
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:41 AM
 
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The answer is to steal as much as possible an do no work - at least this is what federal employees and their contractors are doing.

Reduce your income enough to pay your expenses and not have to pay taxes to them. Let's all just say no to the leechfest.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:43 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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What would you pay for a website that didn't work?
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Reuters:

Insight: As Obamacare tech woes mounted, contractor payments soared | Reuters

From the article:

A Reuters review of government documents shows that the contract to build the federal Healthcare.gov online insurance website - key to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform - tripled in potential total value to nearly $292 million as new money was assigned to the work beginning in April this year.

Someone needs to be fired for this.

Of the $292 million spent on this website, how much of that went to the computer programmers and developers?
And we just spent 96 times that amount in playing political poker in DC.

The IT cost was actually around 98 million, which means the DC poker games cost 250 times more.

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Old 10-18-2013, 08:43 AM
 
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And we just spent 96 times that amount in playing political poker in DC.

The IT cost was actually around 58 million.
Well, you are only about $580,000,000 off....

CBS News: The $634 MILLION dollar Obamacare website “needs a COMPLETE overhaul” » The Right Scoop -
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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The answer is to steal as much as possible an do no work - at least this is what federal employees and their contractors are doing.

Reduce your income enough to pay your expenses and not have to pay taxes to them. Let's all just say no to the leechfest.

I am an IT contractor and our motto is "If you aren't part of the solution, you can still make a lot of money prolonging the problem!"
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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Reuters:

Insight: As Obamacare tech woes mounted, contractor payments soared | Reuters

From the article:

A Reuters review of government documents shows that the contract to build the federal Healthcare.gov online insurance website - key to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform - tripled in potential total value to nearly $292 million as new money was assigned to the work beginning in April this year.

Someone needs to be fired for this.

Of the $292 million spent on this website, how much of that went to the computer programmers and developers?

I am in IT. I guarantee that less than $100K went to the actual develpors. Most probably went to Obama connected "advisors" or "liasons" who did no actual work. It was a kickback for support Barack's re-election.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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I am an IT contractor and our motto is "If you aren't part of the solution, you can still make a lot of money prolonging the problem!"
You said what I was thinking before I read your post. The contractor has the deal sewed up.
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