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Something very strange going
on behind Healthcare.gov

Washington Examiner, by Mark Tapscott

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Posted By:StormCnter, 10/17/2013 5:35:34 AM

Healthcare.gov, the web site for Obamacare, is the crown jewel of the American welfare state and President Obama´s signature domestic policy achievement. Hundreds of millions of Americans will use Healthcare.gov every day for decades to come if the site ever functions properly and Obamacare becomes as permanent a feature of American life as Social Security. Yes, we can! So, if you were picking the IT firm to design Healthcare.gov, you would spare no effort to make sure every potential bidder knew about the opportunity, that the integrity of the bid selection process was beyond question, and that the company most likely to create

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 10/17/2013 5:39:54 AM     (No. 9568865)

We are toast.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 10/17/2013 6:42:03 AM     (No. 9568898)

Healthcare.gov is just one more shady government contract that is extremely overpriced and doesn´t deliver as promised. What´s all the excitement about? Oh, and the firm who was awarded the contract is a huge democrat donor.

No surprises here, except that the government is surprised that the deliverable is this bad. They usually get fair to mediocre when they spend this kind of money.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pros7767, 10/17/2013 6:53:40 AM     (No. 9568908)

Look for Nigerian connections in CGI. This may all be about identity fraud. What better way to rob Americans blind.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NeverVoteDem, 10/17/2013 6:57:22 AM     (No. 9568911)

In less than two years they have spent 7 times the original contract with no end in sight. Oscrewucare more likely.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Country Boy, 10/17/2013 7:00:24 AM     (No. 9568919)

Massive fraud.

Reports are that CGI billed HHS for $550Million. At the rate of $100/hour, that comes out to 11,458 man-years of labor.

This scam is Solindra X 1000.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gaeditor, 10/17/2013 7:02:02 AM     (No. 9568922)

I´m going to beat this dead horse one more time.

Study what Obama did before (yes, that park in Chicago again) and find out what happened.

Money disappeared. Period.

That´s what happens with these people. If you can follow the money, you´ll discover that money always get siphoned away somewhere with them.

Look a the $174,000 that went to Lautenberg´s widow as part of the deal signed yesterday!! He was worth $30 million. Whose pocket did that go into? DNC coffers? I bet a dime it didn´t go to Mrs. Lautenberg.

If you are a Democrat, can you possibly explain how this is acceptable? Of course, none are on this site to answer, since I think most Democrats can´t even read.

This is a con game, practiced so very well by the Clintons, Obama, Reid, Sharpton, Jackson (His kid didn´t learn well, did he? He got caught) and the rest.

Hillary is just aching to get her snout back in the trough. Look at Cory Booker -he doesn´t even live in NJ.

Steal the people´s money. Lie to them and take what you can: Bernie Madoff is a piker next to any democrat. That´s the idea, and agree to do whatever the DNC says, so that they can continue their con in perpetuity .

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/17/2013 7:03:00 AM     (No. 9568924)

The government is demonstrating, in all its glory, its ability to take over what is really the best health care system in the world and destroy it. The panic in the WH is not over the epic fail of their website. It is because they have made it very difficult for themselves to convince people that they should go to the next step of single payer socialized medicine.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 10/17/2013 7:31:42 AM     (No. 9568966)

#6. There are some interesting questions about just how cozy some Democrat leaders are with organized crime. The Chicago Outfit has long had fingers in city politics. So do the street gangs. Reid is from near Vegas. Clinton grew up in the mob town of Hot Springs and had family members involved in illegal gambling.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: M2, 10/17/2013 7:39:46 AM     (No. 9568985)

The silver lining here is that, like Solyndra, which was a crony capitalist fraud dreamed up to soak money out of the private sector and into government, perhaps, God willing, Obamacare will go the way of Solyndra -- unworkable, non-workable, static and defunct.

We know now O´Care is a gift to some FOAs (friends of Obama), since no proof of other bids is forthcoming. So that FOA gets beaucoup bucks for putting the scheme together and soaking the taxpayers for it, while the O´Care system is known to be fraudulent.

Ah. There´s nothing like sunlight to reveal the truth. But Icarus had a bit of a problem with sunlight. I am hoping POTUS will, too.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: govlawyer, 10/17/2013 8:07:04 AM     (No. 9569017)

Just another example of Obongo´s fundamental transformation of America--the institutionalizaation of corruption.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: sliver of truth, 10/17/2013 9:00:15 AM     (No. 9569097)

Nothing but more money laundering by the democratic party.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/17/2013 9:07:01 AM     (No. 9569115)

If you look closely enough you will probably find that there is a minority or women element that is supposedly running the US subsidiary of this Quebec company that justified to the liberals that the company should be selected without bid as the contractor to design and install the healthcare.gov IT operation.

This will turn out to be just another way that the Obama crew is redistributing taxpayer´s money to the "community" this time stretching that definition out to include Quebec, Canada. Thinking that an investigation by the wimpy Republicans will change the liberal´s way of doing such business at this stage of the game is pretty naive.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Grateful, 10/17/2013 9:42:11 AM     (No. 9569183)



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Reply 14 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 10/17/2013 9:42:46 AM     (No. 9569185)

Maybe I´m crazy, but I think they got just what Obama wanted. A failed system that needs tad a singlee payer to work. His ultimate goal is to destroy us. Who continues to puzzle me is Congress. What do they get out of to go along with it?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Grambo, 10/17/2013 10:12:28 AM     (No. 9569249)

As #5 points out, and I have posted before, the amount of money poured into this project does not compute. In other words, it disappeared down the rabbit hole, just as with Solyndra. And again, as with Solyndra, the government is stonewalling on details of how and what it is doing.

Larceny, on a grand scale.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/17/2013 11:03:01 AM     (No. 9569375)

This was a Chicago style No Bid Contract. Who cares if it doesn´t work? The real money will be in fixing it. Issa will form a committee...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/17/2013 11:11:14 AM     (No. 9569381)

Google wikipedia credit mobilier america scandal

it´s all right there in black and white, if you´ve the wit to understand.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bassman, 10/17/2013 11:18:20 AM     (No. 9569394)

Obama and the Dems have been able to use the "Bush´s fault" line for several years now to advance their agenda. The Repubs should be able to blame Obama for decades.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 10/17/2013 11:22:50 AM     (No. 9569401)

One of the scariest parts of having become a growing welfare state (on steroids) is the kind of people wanting to immigrate. No longer are we attractive to those wanting to be free and independent, working hard to better themselves and their families.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: dst4life, 10/17/2013 11:23:06 AM     (No. 9569402)

Since everything about the ACA is a disaster, I´m going to have as much fun while I am still covered. So I will share this morning´s experience:


I checked out future medical coverage through BC/BS, as directed by a document I received from their company. I LOL´d a lot!! And I was laughing at the customer service rep (CSR) who "assisted" me. This whole thing is laughable!! BC/BS does not know what they are doing. The document sends me to a website that doesn´t exist. When I told this to the CSR, he said I should go to Healthcare.gov. I told him I would not do this because of the horror stories I have read. He said he would send me a "packet." He asked for my contact info. ALL OF THAT, BTW, is on the document, so why is he asking me? This whole thing is disorganized and a ruse! The right hand does not know what the left hand is doing!! How much does anyone bet I will not get a "packet?" How much does anyone want to bet that CSR exists only to be in "compliance" with the ACA but doesn´t really work at all? We are all so screwed . . . I hate to be so cynical . . .


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Reply 21 - Posted by: danvillebill, 10/17/2013 1:39:18 PM     (No. 9569638)

The way a for-profit organization would manage this process would be to form a team of subject experts, create then send out an RFI to a group of probable contenders, narrow the field, after that send out an RFP followed by on site presentations, followed by a decision made by the team.

Because we have the all-knowing presidente zippy, we just eliminate all those silly time-wasting steps and tell one of your big donors to come up with something and do it really fast then skip town with as much money as they can carry off in a big truck.



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Reply 22 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 10/17/2013 2:07:49 PM     (No. 9569678)

I think we should water board Pelosi...she surely has read that bill by now and will have the answers. If not, well, do it anyway.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 10/17/2013 2:19:03 PM     (No. 9569694)

#6, I´ll take your bet and double it. You´ve got to understand that I think it´s a sure loss for me, but you can probably use the 20 cents more than Mrs. Lautenberg needs the $174 Gs.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/17/2013 4:27:39 PM     (No. 9569916)

Good thing they spent the half-billion plus in Canada, because no American software company knows how to build a reliable, large software program.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: billa, 10/17/2013 7:50:38 PM     (No. 9570242)

This is the greatest theft of American taxpayer dollars in history.

Its implementation will never see the light of day, as no doctor or hospital will likely honor an Obamacare policy (unless their/its palm(s) is/are already greased).

Why would any MD place their practice and license on the line opening themselves up to a lawsuit, with absolutely no protection or indemnity.

Worse, what screening process is undertaken for qualifying MDs who sign up to be a carrier?

And what is happening to all the private sector employees who have lost the employer-financed health insurance and/or the full-time hours reduced to part-time in lieu of the implementation of Obamacare?

Since this thing will never work, are they going to get their jobs, hours and coverage back? Doubt it.

It is absolutely true as reporters have stated, BO has transformed our economic structure that Lincoln, FDR and Truman combined could not envision.








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Reply 26 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 10/17/2013 9:42:06 PM     (No. 9570388)

BINO # 17 Rancher Jack....Did the people burn down or tar and feather the DC thieves...I would imagine the Muslim Brotherhood communists are involved as well...the evil in DC destroying health care, steal our every dollar...and enslaving this nation...Tar and feather is too good for them!!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 10/17/2013 11:09:04 PM     (No. 9570471)

Sorry.... BINGO

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Reply 28 - Posted by: reillybinx, 10/17/2013 11:29:59 PM     (No. 9570481)

OBunglecare is simply "expanded Medicaid". 23K out of 25K applicants in WA state are now on the state´s Medicaid/welfare rolls.
Dems are cultivating more voters with every click.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/18/2013 9:35:13 AM     (No. 9570961)

Referring to #25´s comments. They are one of the reasons that Obama is now moving to cow the Republicans into passing the liberal Democrat immigration reform plan that will allow them to import hundreds of thousands of foreign doctors and nurses to service Obama-care based medical facilities. Once they start arriving there will be little or no verification of qualifications, similar to what Obama is doing with the lack of verification of income for Obama-care recipients who apply for federal subsidies to offset the cost of their Obama-care insurance premiums. If that is allowed to happen, fraud will be rampant and will be considered by the Obama crew to be an acceptable redistribution of taxpayers´ money to the "community".

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Boston Globe (MA), by James Sullivan    Original Article
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“Morning has broken, like the first morning.” Whatever your faith, if you’ve got any at all, that’s pretty much what it boils down to. The sun comes up, and we give it another shot.(snip) Stevens converted to Islam in the late 1970s, and he angered a lot of fans when he appeared to support the fatwa against novelist Salman Rushdie with comments he made in 1989. But for a kid in thrall to the kinetic power of the spinning records in his father’s hi-fi console, Stevens seemed to be living proof that popular music (he had 11 Top 40 hits in

Worth the wait! Reclusive movie
star Doris Day smiles and
waves to fans as she makes
rare public appearance on her
milestone 90th birthday

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DailyMail (U.K.), by Helen Zhao and Juliet Paylor    Original Article
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Reclusive movie star Doris Day greeted fans with a rare smile and a wave from her balcony on Thursday as she rang in her 90th birthday. The Oscar-nominee appeared in great spirits as she made the rather regal gesture from her home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, on California´s north coast - a quiet little enclave also home to Clint Eastwood - the first time she´s been seen in public since 2008. After opening up to Closer Weekly about her milestone birthday, revealing she´s still very much in demand, with scripts pouring in all the time, the silver-haired beauty appeared as sprightly as

7M enrolled doesn´t guarantee
health law´s success

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Associated Press, by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar    Original Article
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WASHINGTON- Seven million people signed up, so there is an appetite for President Barack Obama´s health care law, but that doesn´t guarantee success for the country´s newest social program. Big challenges are lurking for the next enrollment season, which starts Nov. 15. Chief among them are keeping premiums and other consumer costs in check, and overhauling an enrollment process that was advertised as customer-friendly but turned out to be an ordeal. "They have demonstrated the law can work, but we are a ways off from being able to judge its success," said Larry Levitt, an expert on health insurance markets


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