Contractor says ObamaCare website fix will cost $121M

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 at 8:50 am

The contractor hired to fix the ObamaCare exchange website announced Tuesday that it would cost $121 million to get the site ready for a second open enrollment period in 2015.

In a statement posted on its website, Accenture Federal Services said the contract it had agreed with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) covers initial repair work, as well as “enhancing back-end capabilities to improve issuer payments and plan management including deploying new features.”

The agreement runs until January 10, 2015. Accenture was tapped to repair the glitch-laden site this past January 11 after CGI Federal, the original contractor in charge of the site, was fired.

The new contract is worth approximately $30 million more than the one CGI was given to build and has already drawn the ire of some Republicans in Congress.

“There doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel for Obamacare website expenses,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., told The Washington Times. “Developers are still being brought in to finish building, some states are abandoning their own failed sites, and federal taxpayers are still being handed the bills for it all.”

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3 Responses to “Contractor says ObamaCare website fix will cost $121M”

  1. Pecor Krysinski on 30/30/14 at 12:17 pm

    Why can’t Pajama Boy do it for some OFA mouse pads and sobama/biteme stickers? If only those evil redneck hick teabilly republikkkan hackers hadn’t sabotaged dear leader messiah’s web page.

  2. burt on 1/01/14 at 6:32 pm

    That’s a stupid figure. Junk it and put in something new. It should not cost that much.