Dan Gilmore / May 15, 2015

Just When Gov’t Stopped Pouring Millions Into ObamaCare Website

The tech firm that patched together the federal health insurance exchange for millions of dollars announced that it would leave its position as senior advisor for the project. Even though QSSI is politically well-connected with the government, it no longer wants the job of dealing with Healthcare.gov. (Its parent company was the former place of employment of the administrator for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid, the department overseeing ObamaCare.) “The surprise departure of QSSI, the Columbia, Md.-based subsidiary of the IT health firm Optum and the health insurance giant United Healthcare Group, will raise new doubts about the future viability of the website for President Obama’s signature program, Obamacare,” The Daily Caller reports. “Three IT companies will have managed HealthCare.gov in its brief two-year history once QSSI is replaced.” Just imagine what the politics will be in getting a new company to keep Healthcare.gov’s bilge pumps running: “Yeah, so um, there’s this gig opening up. Y'wanna upkeep Healthcare.gov? It’s all good money until SCOTUS rules the whole thing unconstitutional.” More…

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