Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 7 years ago

Didn't the gov. contract out the Obamacare website? Why did the private sector fail so badly?

shoudl the gov. sue the company that didn't provide a working website on time and on budget?

should we re-examine the idea of gov. contracts after this MASSIVE FAILURE?


I'm pretty sure the army can build a website that doesn't work and is way over budget...

Update 2:

no bid? it sounds like they won the bid?

I didn't think you "won" no bid contracts, you just get them?

14 Answers

  • justa
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    Government contractors are a big and growing problem its the way we have to operate when we don't spend enough, contrary to what the cons think, to keep good people on the nations payroll.

    And one of those things is anything computer related. We don't buy new equipment, and we don't pay a comparable salary to that in the private sector, and we send them out to bid to the lowest bidder.

    As someone else once said,"How'd you feel being shot into space on top of a rocket build by the cheapest possible bid?"

    Well, that's what happened.

  • Lenny
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Have you heard about an open tender for that contract to write Obamacare software?


    That garbage of the software could be either done by the IT wizards from the Health and Human Services Department or went to well connected Solyndra style group, which can not be sued without prosecuting Jesse Jackson or Eric Holder level Democratic politicians.

  • Dallas
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    The product will only be a good as the specifications. At first the webiste was "only" going to cost $93.7 million. [imagine that? Have you ever designed a website or had one done? I have and for $35,000 you can get a lot]. Anyway,..

    The exact cost to build, 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 apparently ended up.

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  • 7 years ago

    Republicans think the healthcare website cost $600 million.

    That's about as loony as them thinking that Obama Asia trip a couple years ago cost $2 billion per day!

    I don't know why Republicans continue to lie as much as they do about Obamacare.

    If you're one of the people who believes that a website cost $600 million, you're an idiot.

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  • Maria
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    Work is contracted out all the time but the government is still the one who writes up the performance work statement and the contract. So many times its the government employee who fails to write it properly or fails to withhold payment on crappy work. It's still a government failure either way.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    It was a no bid contract to family members of the Senate.

  • 7 years ago

    This is what happens when the Democrats give the contract to personal friends

  • 7 years ago

    What else would we expect from a site designed and developed under direction of the Obama administration? Obama has failed at everything else, why should this be different?

  • 7 years ago

    It was contracted to Phillipines.

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    when you send big bucks to a campaign you get contracts. doesn't matter if you can do them or not. it's the American way.

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