ObamaCare Contractors Paid to Do Nothing: “It was like I was stealing money from people”

Posted by on May 16, 2014 at 9:40 am

Those people are known as American taxpayers. At what point will folks realize the Obama administration is one giant scam designed to empty the pockets of the American people?

Several lawmakers are calling for an investigation into reports that employees at a center processing applications for health insurance under ObamaCare were paid to do nothing.

Missouri television station KMOV-TV reported Monday that data entry workers at a Serco Inc. office in Wentzville spent days staring at their computer. The company was awarded up to $1.25 billion to process applications for health insurance through the health care law.

Republican Sens. Roy Blunt of Missouri and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee sent a letter Wednesday to Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in response to the report.

“We are concerned Serco may have much less work than was expected when CMS awarded the contract, and may not be successfully completing the applications it has received,” the senators wrote in the letter.

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., whose district includes Wentzville, wrote to Tavenner separately along with several other congressional lawmakers looking into whether there should be an investigation.

“It is imperative that we fully understand the role of CMS and any potential role played by the Department of Health and Human Services in this matter,” read the letter also signed by Missouri GOP Reps. Sam Graves, Vicky Hartzler, Billy Long, Ann Wagner and Jason Smith.

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, a supporter of the Affordable Care Act, has also asked for an investigation.

KMOV-TV first reported the story, citing a whistleblower who said employees were told to “sit at their computers and hit the refresh button every 10 minutes” as they waited for applications to process. The company is reportedly continuing to hire new employees at its facilities.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday quoted former Serco worker Lavonne Takatz as saying workers had so little to do that she played board games. Others slept, she said. It wasn’t immediately clear if Takatz was the same employee who spoke with KMOV.

“I feel guilty for working there as long as I did,” Takatz, 42, told the newspaper. “It was like I was stealing money from people.”

Even more insane is the fact people are still defending this.

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