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#Obamacare web site cost: $840 million so far! #healthcare #domains #domaining #icann51 #healthcare #government #usa

#Obamacare web site cost: $840 million so far! #healthcare #domains #domaining #icann51 #healthcare #government #usa

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency responsible for building the federally run insurance marketplaces, “issued task orders … when key technical requirements were still unknown.” When the process began in 2011, CMS obligated $56 million for the federally run exchanges, including HealthCare.gov . Those costs swelled to $209 million. Costs for the federal data hub, which coordinates records and personal information from several state and federal agencies to help the exchanges process applications, rose from $30 million to $80 million. “New and changing requirements drove cost increases during the first year of development, while the complexity of the system and rework resulting from changing CMS decisions added to … costs in the second year,” GAO states. CMS has paid $12.5 million to CGI Federal, the primary contractor for the site. CMS officials had pr...

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