Obamacare website developers: It's not our fault
October 23rd, 2013
06:32 PM ET
11 months ago

Obamacare website developers: It's not our fault

Washington (CNN) - Contractors who helped develop the embattled Obamacare website blame each other and the government, but not themselves, in testimony prepared for Thursday's first congressional hearing on the problems engulfing the online enrollment system.

House Energy and Commerce Committee members will grill officials from CGI Federal, Optum/QSSI, Equifax Workforce Solutions and Serco at the hearing to examine technological snafus faced by people trying to obtain health insurance under President Barack Obama's signature reforms.

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  1. ora pike

    i do not understand-why a canada company and why CGI???? check out CGI and you will find failure after failure, even billing for millions without doing the work-sound familiar. What if someone was president of a company and did this??? would that person be removed????

    October 23, 2013 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  2. macrasta

    the GOP talk about wasteful spending...yet cost the American people $24billion by shutting down the gov.....and will spend millions more on this fishing expedition....in trying to go after President Obama...

    October 23, 2013 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    Anybody looking into Rafael bin laden's ethics violation?
    How is he going to pay back with the Paul's, lee, Screecher from AK, and all the teaklan members the $24 BILLION they have cost the US government?
    I wonder if Rafael would care more if it was Canada, his country o birth, instead of the US?

    October 23, 2013 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  4. S. B. Stein

    It is their fault because they built the site. If there were problems, then they should have made it clear that it wasn't 100% ready.

    October 23, 2013 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  5. Evergreen

    Can we have a hearing on the 24 billion dollars wasted in just 16 days by certain congressmen? Eventually we will have something to show for the money spent on the website. The only thing we got for 24 Billion Dollars was to be laughed at by the rest of the World. As a taxpayer, I am not amused and will not gforget.

    October 23, 2013 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  6. Thomas

    Who's fault is it ?

    And did you sign a contract , were you paid to accomplish the task ? If you couldn't accomplish the job , why should you be paid ?

    October 24, 2013 02:15 am at 2:15 am |
  7. Gurgyl

    Fix it. We don't care whether whose fault lies beneath.

    October 24, 2013 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Everybody's pointing fingers. huh. Well, boys, the 500 million lines of code speaks for itself. Your software architecture is either really bad or non-existent. Granted, databases do not lend themselves to elegant looking code designs and, in fact, ecnourages poor programming practices. But, these facts have been known for at least 30 years. Many solutions and strategies have been developed over that time frame, particularly redundant code blocks.

    October 24, 2013 07:52 am at 7:52 am |