Skip to comments.Experts stunned at cost for Healthcare.gov website development
Posted on 10/22/2013 6:05:39 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
My overall sense, right from day one, was it was created by people who had never created a commercial database application before," said FMS Software developer Luke Chung.
Chung looked over the site and was stunned by the code and the cost - by some estimates, perhaps $200 million.
Chung continued, At $200 an hour, that would be a million man hours, 5,000 man years. I don't think they had time to use 5,000 man years. So I don't know where the money went. I don't know what these people were doing. There're not that many web pages. I don't get it! Where'd the money go?"
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It’s called back door reparations... it’s never been about healthcare.
“Where’d the money go?”
To Obama’s cronies and supporters.
Follow that money, Congress.
check the bank accounts of anyone near the thing
check barack hussein obama’s bank account
check simple sebilius’ bank account
The money went where it always does, into donor’s pockets to be laundered and returned to “the party.”
Silly techie. The money went to someone who promised a kick-back to the Democrats’ campaign fund so they can pay for votes in next year’s House elections. Then Obama can rule the country as planned by Soros and Company.
He’s really not about helping the self-defined oppressed.
He’s about “punishing” those he defines as oppressors.
We’re just gonna simplify the process and make it a single payer plan.
This is the logical end result of a system where those people who write the laws are in essence their own watchdogs, which leads to failure every time.
I heard it was a $22k donation that netted the $200 million contract.
Her point was that Amazon handles more transactions, much better, and makes money doing it, and didn't cost the tax-payer half a billion dollars.
The liberals are beginning to lose some around the edges with Obamacare.
I’ve been in IT since the early 80’s. When I heard how much this effort cost, my jaw dropped. The cost was absurd, by a couple of orders of magnitude.
And that is assuming that the final product would have worked well.
Somebody needs to take a CLOSE LOOK at the contracts, not just for development but also for planning and testing. That will tell much of the story. Who did what and at what cost?
Don’t be surprised if some of the contract files and records are missing.
I’d look in the bank accounts of the DNC for that money.
I know people who work in the health insurance industry, CGI has long been a laughing-stock. People who work in health-IT know that you couldn’t trust CGI to competently create a Facebook status update.
CGI got a no-bid contract because they donated to the Obama campaign. Unfortunately this will most likely not be reported about in the MSM, and no question about this will ever be asked in the White House briefing room or at a Presidential press conference.
Damn those extremist Republicans whose government shut-down caused all these problems!
I don’t think it was all code alone. There were probably hardware purchases, new telco drops and software licensing fee’s involved as well. But yeah, this one has a stink on it that isn’t going away anytime soon.
Great point. Agencies no long just execute the programs, they define them and serve as their own watchdogs. That is exactly what is going on.
Yup. Obama cronies and Democrats across the US.
You remember during the last election how we were told the Democrats had such great voter tracking and contact software? How it was much better and more high tech than anybody had ever seen before? How people were saying, Wow where did that come from, must have cost a fortune. Remember that?
Congress really needs to investigate just where all that money really went.
Where is the new “fix” money coming from? They might need another $200 million or so because this is not going to be a one-time fix. There will be remediation work and then ongoing system maintenance and “enhancements” that will essentially be never ending. What is the source for this new money?
I wondered the same thing.
How many of the obamacare website programmers were paid by CGI but REALLY worked on his re-election campaign database project instead?
How much of the obamacare website money really ended up IN his election campaign coffers instead.
I think Representative Maxine Waters let the cat out of the bag on that one.
Who’s going to investigate? I good chunk of the Pubbies are on the take as well.
Congress needs to investigate? They are in on the scam, they are feathering their own nests with this money
A million man-hours equals 5,000 man-years? Must be nice to have a job where you only work 200 hours a year.
There is something fishy going on here and it is not just emanating from Hillary's under-thingies!
It would make a good career for an Independent Prosecutor to follow the money and prosecute the perps who are stealing it. It would take a professional lifetime.
This point should be hammered home...relentlessly!
To Obamas cronies and supporters.
The Program was written by “seasoned Obama political campaign IT operatives.”
I am far more interested to know what trojans they hid in those 5 million lines of code than where the money went. The moneys been stolen by pros and we are not getting it back but the code can cause serious problems going forward as it's been written from the perspective of being a political tool, not a health care provision system.
Kind of like the rest of ObamaCare.
Congress should investigate where the money went.
Good point...they should have just had the people who run the NSA set this up and operate it.
Yes, read it and weep. This is typical for anything that Washington puts its hands on.
For the mathematically challenged, it comes out to 500 people working for a year at $200/hour.
Welcome to Obamacare 101.
And that is how the gubmint intent to run your healthcare.
He doesn't get it? Seriously? After a 5-year-long communist assault on the Constitution?
This gets so depressing.
According to the recent reports, the HealthCare.gov website program was written by seasoned Obama political campaign IT operatives. and not and not qualified software developers experienced for this type of application.
The reason given for their employment was to avoid Republican subpoenas
Kind of makes you wonder
Really not that outrageous for a project of this magnitude.
Except, of course, for the fact that it doesn’t work.
Just like all the other guvmit “jobs” that were created out of the blue for this Kenyan.
They are given to his bros from the ghetto, his freinds from ‘kill whitey’ church, his campaign contributors, Laqueesha the single mom with 9 kids now making $70k a year at her guvmit desk.
I guarantee every person involved in th creation of that website is a minority and had no job before this and no past experience. Affirmative action hires, every one.