Cost of Broken ObamaCare Website Rises From $630 Mil to $677 Mil

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Forward! To a Billion. We can do it! Together. Hope, Change and 404 in 2014.

The government has been cagey about revealing how much money has been spent to fix HealthCare.gov, but today officials revealed the overall price tag for the troubled Obamacare website has increased by $47 million.

An official with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency that oversees the site, could not immediately explain the reason for the additional cost. But the official confirmed the amount of money “obligated” by the Obama administration for IT costs has increased in the past month.

In October, CMS Spokeswoman Julie Bataille said the total obligated for IT costs associated with the federal marketplace was “in the neighborhood of about $630 million.” Speaking on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the number is now $677 million.

At this rate, it might have been easier to just buy health insurance for people.

How long is it going to take this mess to hit a billion? At this rate, it might just happen by the spring… if not even earlier.

  • glpage

    Something haven’t heard any mention of related to the Obamacare website is HIPAA. I’ve worked with medical record software and if it doesn’t meet HIPAA standards the feds come down on you like a ton of bricks. Given what I have heard and read about security issues of the website, I have to wonder if anyone associated with developing the website had any clue of existing federal privacy regulations.

    • CaoMoo

      That’s a good point