A pro-Obama, pro-Affordable Health Care technologist is horrified by the incompetence and waste in the exchange website project:
It’s been one full week since the flagship technology portion of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) went live. And since that time, the befuddled beast that is Healthcare.gov has shutdown, crapped out, stalled, and mis-loaded so consistently that its track record for failure is challenged only by Congress.
The exact cost to build Healthcare.gov, according to U.S. government records, appears to have been $634,320,919, which we paid to a company you probably never heard of: CGI Federal. The company originally won the contract back in 2011, but at that time, the cost was expected to run “up to” $93.7 million – still a chunk of change, but nothing near where it ended up.
You really should read the whole thing. It's short. Go! Read!
Subject line joke / reference explained here.
Update: the cost figure above has been called into question here. I am not an expert in government procurement, but 'ordinary gentleman' seems to be competent at it, and suggests that what appears to be a gross increase in cost is actually because we're comparing apples and oranges – the bigger number is actually the price tag for an umbrella program. Go read the post; it's interesting stuff.
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