Democrats Want Refund from Contractors that Built Obamacare Website

Five Democrat representatives are asking the Obama administration to seek a refund from the company that built Healthcare.gov—"a website which has failed to work for most people trying to sign on for health insurance."

According to The Hill, Reps. Ron Barber (D-AZ), William Enyart (D-IL), Pete Gallego (D-TX), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Filemon Vela (D-TX) made this request through a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.

In the letter, they asked the administration to see if "CGI Federal and/or any other company involved in the construction of the website... violated the terms of its agreement or is in constructive breach of the contract." They say the administration "must hold the contractors accountable for their unsatisfactory work."

The letter was released for the public on October 28, one day before the House of Representatives begins hearings "on the failed Obamacare rollout." 

On October 29, the Ways and Means Committee "will meet with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner," and on October 30, the Energy and Commerce Committee "will hear from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius."

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins.


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