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Replacement Contractor Named to Run Obamacare Site

Accenture has been chosen to replace CGI Federal as the lead contractor for the Obamacare enrollment website, which failed to work when it launched in October for millions of Americans shopping for health insurance, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Saturday.

CGI Federal, a subsidiary of CGI Group, built the website, HealthCare.gov, which was plagued by error messages and slow speeds for weeks after the launch. The glitches created a political crisis for President Barack Obama, threatening the roll-out of his signature healthcare law and emboldening Republican foes to call for its repeal.

"As CMS moves forward in our efforts to help consumers access quality, affordable health coverage, we have selected Accenture to become the lead contractor for the HealthCare.gov portal and to prepare for next year's open enrollment period," the agency said in a statement.

CGI Federal said on Friday that its contract, which was originally awarded in 2011 and is scheduled to end February 28, would not be renewed.

Source: Reuters. Read full article. (link)

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  • buybuydandavis||

    Because getting rid of all the people who know anything about the system is sure to improve productivity.

    Did everyone in the govt responsible for managing this project also get sacked? Ha ha, yes, obviously you can't fire govt workers.

  • Brucehy||

    my best friend's half-sister makes $71/hour on the internet. She has been fired for nine months but last month her paycheck was $13504 just working on the internet for a few hours. check

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  • John Galt||

    So which of the Obama's cronies operates Accenture?

  • fish_remote||

    I think somebody decided that at this point it was probably better to make the thing "work" and hold off on the graft for a couple of days!

  • Entropy Void||

    So Valarie Jarrett does have more than one friend.