Guess How Much We Paid For Obama’s Trainwreck Healthcare Website?

Posted by on Oct 09, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Hope you’re sitting down for this.

The reason for this nationwide headache apparently stems from poorly written code, which buckled under the heavy influx of traffic that its engineers and administrators should have seen coming. But the fact that can’t do the one job it was built to do isn’t the most infuriating part of this debacle – it’s that we, the taxpayers, seem to have forked up more than $634 million of the federal purse to build the digital equivalent of a rock.

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 ended up.

The most expensive “glitch” in the history of mankind. There better be one hell of an investigation into this scam. If you dig into the link there you’ll find Canadian company CGI reaping $342,739,827 while an outfit named Cognosante, Llc  received $111,965,760. Ironically, at their site it says they reduce waste, fraud and abuse. You can’t make this stuff up.


8 Responses to “Guess How Much We Paid For Obama’s Trainwreck Healthcare Website?”

  1. Tuerqas on 9/09/13 at 3:06 pm

    Nothing to see here, folks. And of course we could never demand that the product promised be delivered at no further cost because that would be…right? No, no, think like a liberal Rick…

    because it would be MORAL. Yeah, everyone knows it is those fanatic bible lovin’ conservative religiony people who care about morals. And since everything they believe is creationist crazy, morals are crazy. Therefore, we should let the thieves off the hook or better yet, offer them a month of free money printing to pay for fixing it. 40 billion should fix it!

  2. Pascal on 9/09/13 at 3:47 pm

    Another WIN for Obama.

    ‘Washington DC, October 9, 2013. Ever careful of taxpayer money, and in an attempt at saving on unemployment insurance, the Obama admin arranged for Solyndra employees to program Obamacare.

    The $634 million price tag came in at only a little more than Obama’s original investment in the firm.’

  3. Grumpy on 9/09/13 at 4:11 pm

    So far Maryland is the only state that’s published any real traffic numbers, their system crashed on 170,000 unique visitors and about 6 1/2 million hits ( file loads) over the course of a week… less than 25,000 a day.. with a multi million dollar design.. and hundreds of thousands, if not millions to cover server/hosting costs..

    There are 1000’s of conservative bloggers with sites that can handle that kind of traffic..

    No wonder Jammie’s shaking his head..

  4. Catseyes on 9/09/13 at 8:48 pm

    Not a rock, rocks can tell you things if you know how to read them. It’s a brick a man made object that sits there and does nothing. It was designed and built by the human-equivalents of bricks so in that why it resembles it’s creators.

  5. SunSwordTiger on 10/10/13 at 10:06 am

    Sad. A truly professional consulting organization with decent IT architects following an Agile methodology would have built a site with scalability, reliability, load balancing, load limiting, and many other very well understood architectural capabilities for a heck of a lot less money. The site would have worked, and worked well.

  6. DTupdate on 10/10/13 at 6:09 pm

    Note Digital Trends has updated their article. Your quotes no longer appear as you originally grabbed them.

  7. Porkchop Paul on 14/14/13 at 9:21 am

    Let’s compare Bush’s two wars and all the homeland security (all put on the country’s credit card) spending to the ACA!