More than two months after the rollout of its largely unusable enrollment website, ObamaCare is proving to be an unmitigated disaster. This administration, however, is not content with merely providing a terrible service very few Americans actually want – it is also dedicated to wasting hundreds of millions of dollars in the process.
According to reports from two industry experts, HealthCare.gov could have been produced for as little as $5 million. Instead, even CNN’s conservative estimate puts the site’s cost at more than $300 million.
“It’s not rocket science,” said technology professional David Kennedy. As CEO of security firm TrustedSec, Kennedy has been a vocal critic of the HealthCare.gov in the past. He recently reported that the site’s security risks are greater than ever before.
Continuing in his interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Kennedy said that “you are looking at maybe $5 million to $10 million at the very maximum rate” to establish the “infrastructure” and “architecture” required for the site. For that amount, he confirmed, the resulting site would be able to handle customer traffic.
Another tech expert, FMS CEO Luke Chung, agreed with Kennedy’s assessment, complaining that those responsible are not held to task for “delivering such crap.”
Considering the administration overpaid for the product by at least 6,000 percent, one might assume the exorbitant cost would at least result in a completed website. Instead, recent testimony by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Deputy Chief Information Officer Henry Chao confirmed that almost half of the site remains missing.
The aspects of the site that had not been built at that time included “our accounting system and payment system and reconciliation system,” Chao explained.
While the Obama regime is touting recent site improvements as a vindication of the unpopular healthcare law, online enrollments are still far short of White House projections.
Unsatisfied with merely ruining the nation’s economy by destroying private insurance and almost universally raising policy rates, the leftists in charge of our nation decided to jumpstart the misery by massively overpaying for a largely worthless website.
–B. Christopher Agee
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