OUTRAGE: HHS Needs $1.8 Billion To Run Obamacare Website For One Year

March 5, 2014 1:35 pmViews: 1498

Kathleen Sebelius: we need billions for Obamacare website

This ought to make your blood boil.After spending nearly $1 billion to build the disastrous Obamacare website that may never function the way it is supposed to, the Department of Health and Human Services is requesting $1.8 billion to run the exchange for the 2015 fiscal year.

We are talking about a website that is the portal for about 36 other state insurance exchanges to all talk to each other and yes, the server infrastructure to run a site like that is expensive, but it is not owning an airline type expensive that it should cost $1.8 billion a year all taken from the American taxpayer.

With costs like that, how would it ever be possible to bring insurance and medical premiums down and cost less to insure people like President Obama said it would?

How far will the disaster of Obamacare have to eat away at the fabric of America before Congress wakes up and get rid of this ridiculous piece of partisan legislation designed to do nothing more than control people's lives?

Read more below from The Washington Times:

President Obama’s top health officials said Tuesday they expect Congress to front the money needed to fund Obamacare’s federal marketplace in fiscal 2015 as they work to make HealthCare.gov operate better this fall.

The Health and Human Services Department said it needs a projected $1.8 billion to maintain the federally run exchange it operates on behalf of about three dozen states. The exchange is a web portal where consumers without health coverage can compare and purchase plans, often with the help of government subsidies.

About $1.2 billion of the funding will come from fees tied to Obamacare, while $600 million will be sought from Congress, officials said in HHS-specific comments about Mr. Obama’s new budget proposal.

“If Congress funds the president’s budget … this would fully fund the ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said.

The agency also vowed to improve HealthCare.gov before the second round of open enrollment begins on Nov. 15, after software glitches and capacity issues ruined its Oct. 1 debut last year and nearly derailed the overhaul in its first year of implementation.

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