No Wonder Healthcare.gov Is Tanking: Feds Only Took One Bid for Web Design

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 15, 2013 12:01 PM
Whether you love or lament ObamaCare, it’s clear that the execution of it has been lackluster to say the least. Consistent reports of Americans having a difficult time signing up on Healthcare.gov have poured in, and even major news media outlets that were attempting to create accounts failed miserably before morphing the story into a ‘Let’s see how long this thing will really take’ type of feature, just like CNN recently did. But why has the government struggled so much with the implementation and execution of Obama’s beloved signature legislation? Here’s an idea for starters: According to a senior watchdog reporter at the Washington Examiner, federal officials only considered one firm to design the ObamaCare exchange website instead of putting the task up for competitive bidding.