UNBELIEVABLE: US Taxpayers Paid Well Over Half A BILLION For Obamacare Website

October 9, 2013 6:31 pmViews: 990

We paid WAY too much for Healthcare.gov

Not only is Healthcare.gov one of the worst built websites in the history of the world, it may be one of the most expensive ever built. And the American taxpayer gets stuck with the huge bill that comes in at over half a billion dollars! The actual total cost was $634,320,919 to build the site and will continue to go up as maintenance and rewritten code will be an ongoing issue.

Good heavens, why did taxpayers have to pay over half a billion dollars for a website that hardly works and according to the Washington Post as of a couple of days ago has only signed up people for Obamacare into the single digits? So already we're starting at over $600 million in the hole with Obamacare to pay for this trash heap of a website.

I would have gladly done absolutely nothing and only charged the government $1 million.

Read more on this story from Digital Journal below:

It’s been one full week since the flagship technology portion of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) went live. And since that time, the befuddled beast that is Healthcare.gov has shutdown, crapped out, stalled, and mis-loaded so consistently that its track record for failure is challenged only by Congress.

The site itself, which apparently underwent major code renovations over the weekend, still rejects user logins, fails to load drop-down menus and other crucial components for users that successfully gain entrance, and otherwise prevents uninsured Americans in the 36 states it serves from purchasing healthcare at competitive rates – Healthcare.gov’s primary purpose. The site is so busted that, as of a couple days ago, the number of people that successfully purchased healthcare through it was in the “single digits,” according to the Washington Post.

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 Healthcare.gov 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.

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