What else could be worse, besides the fact the website doesn’t even work?
A large US corporation, possibly IBM, had offered the Obama White House to build the failed government project, Healthcare.gov, for free, only to have their generous offer rejected by Democratic Party operators who opted instead to outsource the near $1 billion project to a Canadian firm with ties to First Lady Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett.
They are more than willing to throw taxpayers money at their friends, while leaving Americans with the short end of the stick.
Here’s the story…
This was confirmed during testimony today before a Congressional committee. Issa, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, said the Obama White House turned down the offer.
Bill Hemmer: Was it proven today that an internet company offered to build the website for free but the government passed on it? Was that true? Did that happen?
Rep. Darrell Issa: It was stated under oath that it was true. No one argued that it wasn’t.
The Obama administration blew over a billion dollars so far to build the failed Obamacare website.
UPDATE: It looks like they were talking about IBM.
In a 2010 interview, IBM’s CEO said: “We could have improved quality and reduced the costs of the health-care system by $900 billion. … I said we would do it for free to prove that it works. They turned us down.”
Hat Tip Maria
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