GOP Lawmakers Threaten Subpoena Over Obama Care Rollout Information
Posted on July 29, 2013 by admin
On October 25, 2013 a large group of Republicans from the Senate and Congress threatened to subpoena documents regarding the many botched ObamaCare websites that were released to the public citing that the contractors in charge of the sites did not accurately or in some case not at all test their systems before going public.
Many GOP committee leaders along with House Oversight Committee Chairman, Darrell Issa, R-California sent letters requesting that 11 of the contracts recipients for the designing and implementing of HearlthCare.gov provide explanation of why they did not actively test these sites before going live. The companies were given till 5 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2013 to explain why they were awarded these contracts and then provided little if no website testing. To make matters worse, these 11 companies also owe back Federal Taxes. How could companies owing the US Government back Federal Taxes be awarded contracting jobs? This is just one of many questions being fired upon this group of contractors.
Throughout the tough questioning process the contractors, from both the Republicans and Democrats, the frustration level of paying these contractors millions of dollars to produce and launch ObamaCare via the web was $285 million dollars with taxpayer’s money for a problematic website. To make matters worse the contractors are not taking any responsibility to resolve the many problems that plaque these sites claiming the testing should have been done by the Department of Health and Human Services. All in all more testing needs to be done and the kinks worked out to ensure a smoother way to apply for ObamaCare. What remains to be seen is who will work out the kinks once the hearing has convened. This in turn will cost the taxpayers even more money.