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Did the Obama administration know Healthcare.gov would fail?

Posted By admin On October 19, 2013 @ 6:51 am In Featured Stories,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Brendan Bordelon
Daily Caller [1]
October 19, 2013

The British multinational in charge of processing Obamacare paper applications received a hefty contract boost just days before Healthcare.gov’s disastrous roll-out, a sign that the Obama administration may have expected serious problems with the website.

The Business of Federal Technology (FCW) reports [2] that on Sept. 26, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) increased their planned payout to Serco’s U.S. subsidiary by 75 percent, adding [3] an extra $87 million to the $114 million promised for processing initial Obamacare enrollment applications.

The contract documents do not explain the last-minute infusion of federal dollars, and neither Serco nor CMS would disclose why the agreement was modified so soon before the rollout.

“Serco is a highly-skilled company that has a proven track record in providing cost-effective services to numerous other federal agencies,” CMS said in an emailed statement to FCW. “The company has provided exceptional records management and processing support to other federal agencies, similar to work they will do for the Marketplace.”

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/19/did-the-obama-administration-know-healthcare-gov-would-fail/

[2] reports: http://fcw.com/home.aspx

[3] adding: http://pphf.hhs.gov/programs/595

[4] Obama administration caught in blatant software piracy; script powering Healthcare.gov ripped off from UK company: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-administration-caught-in-blatant-software-piracy-script-powering-healthcare-gov-ripped-off-from-uk-company.html

[5] Obama administration diverts $500M to IRS to implement healthcare reform law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-administration-diverts-500m-to-irs-to-implement-healthcare-reform-law.html

[6] CIA-Funded Software Company Manages Private Data For Healthcare.gov: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cia-funded-software-company-manages-private-data-for-healthcare-gov.html

[7] Report: Glitchy Healthcare.gov cost taxpayers more than $634 million to build: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-glitchy-healthcare-gov-cost-taxpayers-more-than-634-million-to-build.html

[8] Report: 476,000 apply for ObamaCare: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-476000-apply-for-obamacare.html

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