ObamaCare website contractors blame Obama administration

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    Principal contractors hired to build the ObamaCare website HealthCare.gov are hitting back at the Obama administration for the site’s overwhelming technical problems.

    Executives from CGI Federal and QSSI, the site’s main contractors, are among four companies testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Thursday on the glitches.

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) "serves the important role of systems integrator or `quarterback' on this project and is the ultimate responsible party for the end-to-end performance," CGI’s Senior Vice President Cheryl Campbell said in prepared testimony, according to The Associated Press.

    "No amount of testing within reasonable time limits can adequately replicate a live environment of this nature," she added.

    Campbell also said, according to The New York Times, that all of CGI Federal’s work was done “under the direction and supervision” of the Centers for Medicare ad Medicaid Services (CMS).

    The report notes she blames “another contractor” for customers’ problems creating secure password-protected accounts, but didn’t identify the group. The Times said government records show QSSI had that responsibility.

    Andy Slavitt, who represents QSSI’s parent company, said he also blamed the administration for the late decision to require consumers to create accounts before they could actually browse health plans. That change, he said, contributed to the overload.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatc...actors-blame-the-administration#ixzz2ifGnbkzb
     

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