ObamaCare Website Fail: Follow the Money


Well, we predicted this.  Isn’t this a kick in the pants?

From the NY Post:

Obama donor’s firm hired to fix Web mess it created


WASHINGTON — A tech firm linked to a campaign-donor crony of President Obama not only got the job to help build the federal health-insurance Web site — but also is getting paid to fix it.

Anthony Welters, a top campaign bundler for Obama and frequent White House guest, is the executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group, which owns the software company now at the center of the ObamaCare Web-site fiasco.

United Health Group subsidiary Quality Software Services Inc. (QSSI), which built the data hub for the ObamaCare system, has been named the new general contractor in charge of repairing the glitch-plagued HealthCare.gov.

Welters and his wife, Beatrice, have shoveled piles of cash into Obama’s campaign coffers and ­apparently reaped the rewards.

Beatrice Welters bundled donations totaling between $200,000 and $500,000 for Obama’s campaign during the 2008 election ­cycle, according to campaign- ­finance data compiled by Center for Responsive Politics.

SICK CALL: Obama bundler Anthony Welters’ firm owns the company picked to repair the health Web site.

The couple then became top donors for Obama’s inauguration festivities, kicking in $100,000 out of their own pockets and bundling another $300,000 from friends and business associates, according to the center.

The investments quickly paid off for Beatrice Welters. The Obama administration tapped her in 2009 for the plum job of US ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, which she held through last November.

The couple have been frequent guests at the White House.

Visitors logs show at least a dozen visits between the two by the end of 2012, the most recent information available.

The entire Welters family has gotten into the donation game.

The Welters, along with their sons, Andrew and Bryant, have contributed more than $258,000 to mostly Democratic candidates and committees since 2007.

What’s more, United Health Group is one of the largest health-insurance companies in the country and spent millions lobbying for ObamaCare.

The insurance giant’s purchase of QSSI in 2012 raised eyebrows on Capitol Hill, but the tech firm nevertheless kept the job of building the data hub for the ObamaCare Web site where consumers buy the new mandatory health- ­insurance plans.

QSSI has been paid an estimated $150 million so far, but officials couldn’t say how much more the company might collect on the ­repair contract.

By all accounts, the data hub has run smoothly while many other components of the Web site have failed.

Meanwhile, tempers flared among Obama’s Democratic allies over the disastrous rollout of the president’s signature initiative.

“I’m extraordinarily frustrated,” said Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) ­after top Obama-administration officials gave Senate Democrats a private briefing on the state of the Web-site repairs.

He said they were losing confidence the site could be quickly fixed.

“I don’t think there’s confidence by anyone in the room. This is more of a show-me moment,” said Merkley.


(Hat-tip Matt)

Now I should go into a Bob rant… but we all knew something like this was at play.  The oh so typical standard operating procedure with this crop of professional crooks.

The “most transparent administration in U.S. history” my ass.

They make the Clintons look like amateurs all the while Congress sleeps.

~ Hardnox

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12 Responses to ObamaCare Website Fail: Follow the Money

  1. Transparent, but only if you can see through Black Glass in a Blacked out room~!
    Limbo Rock Politics~! Mein Gott~! How true the saying,
    I’ll join in your “BOB RANT”
    Sweet Lord Almighty, this is beyond ANY legal, ethical or moral standard. And the Federal Procurement Regulations, to say nothing of the Constitution, are lying in tattered shreds.
    Ticked beyond expression

  2. Kathy says:

    Yes, this one is truly worthy of a Bob rant. This bottomless money pit of a program needs to implode and forget about it, but instead they’ll keep throwing OUR money at it.

    Meanwhile the stupid Dems support it and the Repubs throw up their hands and walk away.

  3. Clyde says:

    With these bastards, ALWAYS follow the money. Got a hunch the r’s are getting the kickbacks as well. Not a lot coming out of them.

  4. Mrs AL says:

    The administration will continue its Unconstitutional and immoral ways unless Congress gets off its duff and do the right thing.

    This country is in full crisis mode. Our economy is delicate at best. The Obamacare law and its aftermath literally threaten people’s lives. We have entire governmental agencies which are tyrannical in nature. We have a Resident who is a megalomaniac and is unconcerned about the liberty and freedom he is squelching.

    THe list is almost endless, Hardnox. And how absolutely pathetic is that?

    • Hardnox says:

      True that… and few care.

      That list is as thick as the yellow pages and all we hear are soundbites. I remain disgusted, and disgusted as to why so few care.

  5. Garnet92 says:

    Great info ‘Nox! Although it’s not surprising that a big-time bundler for Obama would be rewarded with a fat, juicy contract. Everything about this administration, starting with His Obamaness and proceeding down, is always illegal, unethical, or immoral, or some combination of the three. In Obamacare, they’ve scored a hat trick of criminality, covering all three in one swell foop and seemingly, no one but us cares.

  6. Terry says:

    There is so much cronyism in this fiasco, you couldn’t keep track with a scorecard.
    From zero, Mrs. zero, Valerie Jarrett, right on down the line. We have again been played.