Defective Obamacare Website Cost Taxpayers Half-Billion Dollars – Over 6 Times Greater Than Original Estimate

Via Breitbart:

The flagship website for the ObamaCare federal exchange that USA Today has called a “nightmare” and an “inexcusable mess” was built by CGI Federal and cost U.S. taxpayers $634,320,919.

According to a report by Andrew Couts at Digital Trends, CGI Federal won the contract to build the federal exchange website in 2011. At that time, however, the cost was expected to run “up to” $93.7 million – a woeful underestimate of the final amount.

Couts writes that, having been shut down for repairs after just one week after its launch:

The site itself…rejects user logins, fails to load drop-down menus and other crucial components for users that successfully gain entrance, and otherwise prevents uninsured Americans in the 36 states it serves from purchasing healthcare at competitive rates –’s primary purpose. The site is so busted that, as of a couple days ago, the number of people that successfully purchased healthcare through it was in the “single digits,” according to the Washington Post.


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