Aside from the utter failure of its launch, the ObamaCare enrollment website has also highlighted the incestuous relationship between Obama and those close to his administration.
Just days after news broke that a high-level official of CGI Federal, the contractor that built the troubled site, was a college classmate of Michelle Obama, a recent report reveals the connections do not end there.
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Darrell Issa issued a subpoena this week to Quality Software Services Inc., which possesses documentation regarding healthcare.org’s development process.
The center for Responsive Politics has since confirmed QSSI is owned by UnitedHealth Group, a company whose executive vice president was responsible for raising a substantial amount of money during Obama’s 2008 campaign.
Along with his wife, Anthony Welters reportedly bundled up to $500,000 for the campaign itself, another $300,000 for his inaugural committee, and gave the committee $100,000 of their own money. Welter’s wife, Beatrice, received ambassadorships to Trinidad and Tobago in return.
The family affair extends to the couple’s children, who are also big donors to Democrat causes, the OpenSecrets.org report states.
In addition to winning a contract earlier this year to make sense of ObamaCare’s associated federal exchange program, QSSI was also named the primary overseers of continuing healthcare.gov repairs.
Issa has given the firm until Nov. 11 to relinquish any and all documentation it has related to the website’s development, citing “serious concerns about data security related to the lack of testing.” The subpoena came after a request to voluntarily turn over the contracts went unheeded.
Thanks to its involvement in the implementation, parent company UnitedHealth Group is expected to see a marked increase in its market share. Unfortunately, it is now apparent its subsidiary was not qualified to handle the intricacies of fixing the faulty site.
While simply viewing the nearly perpetual error messages displayed on healthcare.org is enough to illustrate this administration’s incompetence, the most despicable aspect of the story is evident upon closer inspection. In implementing the most encompassing healthcare law in the nation’s history, Obama is apparently more interested in delivering payoffs to his supporters than delivering on his promises to the rest of us.
B. Christopher Agee
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