Sigh. Another day, another grim Obamacare update.
Actually, we have two updates on the never-ending disaster of government-run healthcare.
Our first story comes from the Washington Times, which reports that the company hired to fix the failed Obamacare website is way behind schedule and way over budget.
Fixing the Obamacare website to get it ready to handle a second round of enrollments will cost the federal government $121 million… The deal, which Accenture announced on its website Tuesday, costs more than the $93.7 million it took to build HealthCare.gov in the first place. It’s also $30 million more than the government projected for fixes just a few months ago… “There doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel for Obamacare website expenses,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, California Republican.
I’m mystified, by the way, why taxpayers always have to cough up more money on these contracts.
If some company promises to do X in exchange for Y amount of money, shouldn’t that contract be binding?
Instead, this is just the latest chapter in the endless book of government cost overruns.
…officials from President Obama down have touted 8 million Americans signing up for coverage through the program’s exchanges. But, among other things, they haven’t revealed how many of those individuals formally completed their enrollment by paying their premiums. …>what the committee heard back was that just 67 percent of individuals signing up for health insurance through the federal health exchange as of April 15 paid their first month’s premiums and actually completed enrollment.
Gee, if that’s a success, I’d hate to see a failure.
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