CBS News: Taxpayers paying 1.1 BILLION to fix fifteen state exchange websites…

Oh my. It looks like it’s not going as well in some of the state exchanges as the administration would have us believe. At least 15 state exchanges are costing taxpayers $1.1 billion to fix their websites and states like Oregon haven’t even registered a single person into Obamacare, despite what the president touting Oregon as a huge success.


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  • PicklePlants

    CBS is on board? Now the momentum of truth will continue to push this train wreck down the mountain into the valley of the idiots. MSM will start to gang up on all of the obvious flaws and claim the “breaking news” we have been discussing on this site for years. I just hope it’s not too little – too late.

    • OneThinDime

      Where was CBS 2 weeks ago? The media held back on all of this until the GOP funded ObamaCare. All is going according to plan and the GOP will go down in 2014 because they funded the development, launch and now operation of ObamaCare. We warned them repeatedly.

      • warpmine

        Imagine you had all these great headlines to peak interest in the “news” and suddenly you can’t run them because the subject was just flushed. Does that answer your question?

        • OneThinDime

          I know, just expressing frustration. And more and more is coming out. 6 enrollees on Day 1. Gotta love it when the truth surfaces.

    • las1

      Notice the thrust of the outrage. It’s the website. Not the President. And it’s definitely NOT the cancelled insurance policies and the enormous rate hikes to be insured. So the problem is NEVER Obamacare… the problem is that pesky website thing.

      When will the media utter the obvious? Dystopia.

      • Right, Progressives want us to get out of the way of “progress”. They sometimes say, like a local guy said to me this morning, and I quote:

        “You can dissent, just get out of the way of progress. Do you ever look at dams and roads and wonder where they came from?”

        I replied, “Do you ever look at history and realize you’re repeating it? That ain’t progress, that’s regress. Get your words right.”

        Dystopia indeed.

        • warpmine

          Forget about the insurance and forget about filing 1040’s. Tell’em to stick it. Problem solved.

  • Sentinel

    So, in essence, Nobama and his ilk have made Detroit the standard to emulate. If it bankrupts a state, then that state is no longer a threat. So long as the imperial federal government is untouched. Wake up America!

    • warpmine

      That imperial govt as you refer to is nothing without it’s tax base. Quit appeasing it, starve the beast and rejoice when it’s dead. They can’t jail 90 million can they? Can you imagine what the IRS would do if nothing came in for a 90 day period? The panic that would ensue would be so debilitating to the progs and their mortgagers the money no nation would lend a dime. It has to stop.

      • Sentinel

        I love that strategy. Love it.

  • 12grace

    Send the bill to obama.

  • Conservator1

    Just wait until it becomes clear that most signing up for ObamaCare are the very poor who get free medicaid.

    • Swamp Fox

      I can understand your mode of thought, but I have the distinct feeling that the very poor are not signing up for this insurance.

      • Conservator1

        Perhaps I worded it poorly, but below are a couple of articles that I relied upon in posting comment:

        Medicaid enrollment spike a threat to Obamacare structure?

        “(CBS News) The disastrous rollout of may have another serious problem: A CBS News analysis shows that in many of the 15 state-based health insurance exchanges more people are enrolling in Medicaid rather than buying private health insurance. And if that trend continues, there’s concern there won’t be enough healthy people buying health insurance for the system to work…”

        Rush on Medicaid could spell trouble for ObamaCare’s health

        “…But for those that have, the lopsided numbers show Medicaid is getting the lion’s share of enrollees.

        In Washington state, more than 35,000 people have signed up for coverage since Oct. 1. Of them, just 4,500 went into private plans. Roughly 31,000 signed up for Medicaid — with coverage kicking in sometime between now and Jan. 1…”

        • Swamp Fox

          Now I see exactly what you were saying. I did not mean to create work for you. 😉 But thanks for supplying links to some other articles to peruse and digest. Happy Halloween to you!

          • Conservator1

            No problem and you didn’t create any work for me. I just recall reading a few articles on the topic and did a quick search to post just a few. Plus, we agree on almost everything.

            My understanding is that if your income is low enough, the healthcare exchange automatically sends you to medicaid to enroll. And Obamacare increased the previous Medicaid income requirement by 3 times. That’s a lot of new people in Medicaid.

  • You’re all gonna love this. It’s right on topic, regarding the healthcare fiasco, as well as Halloween. Enjoy:


    • Swamp Fox

      Thanks for sharing. How appropriate!

      Happy Halloween!

    • PJRodman

      Funny…in a sickening sort of way.

    • tinlizzieowner

      I’m stealing that. 🙂 🙂

    • Lynn Roland

      “I’ve seen a eunuch with a more functional front end!”

  • EbolaBob

    ObamaCare only works for those who don’t

  • Swamp Fox

    My feelings are that if the individual States wanted to created their own exchanges, then the funds should be coming out of the State coffers. Let the constituents in those States start pounding their own elected instead of this being paid out of federal funds which waters down the financial burden and pain. Let them feel the pinch locally so-to-speak.

  • Sandra123456

    Where do we go to get a refund?

    • Swamp Fox

      Walmart. I hear they will take anything back.

  • sjmom

    What a waste of taxpayer money! Obamacare is a scourge upon our society in more ways than one and we must get rid of it.

  • stage9

    There seems to be a recurring theme which Americans appear to be too dim to acknowledge. Every time the liberalcrats touch something, it costs US MONEY!

    I’ve got a BRILLIANT IDEA! Let’s elect MORE OF THEM! That will solve the problem!

    But then, considering that the average credit card debt of Americans as of October 2013 is $15,159*, is it no wonder then that our personal negligence is now being reflected in how we vote?

    * U.S. household consumer debt profile:

    Average credit card debt: $15,159
    Average mortgage debt: $146,675
    Average student loan debt: $31,374

    In total, American consumers owe:

    $11.1 trillion in debt
    A decrease of 2.6% from last year

    $848.9 billion in credit card debt
    $7.78 trillion in mortgages
    $999.3 billion in student loans
    An increase of 8.5% from last year.

  • colliemum

    Yeah well – it’s crony capitalism, something all those ever-so-gently outraged talking heads apparently have never heard of. One wonders if they even now what ‘Solyndra’ means …

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  • Josh

    These millions and billions are difficult to understand. Here are a few easier to understand numbers. The guidelines are from the Washington Post, concerning the contract to just CGI. It stated that the 93.7 million dollar contract was awarded in late 2011. So, I came up with these parameters:
    Contract Period: 30 months
    Contract Cost: $93.7 million

    This would be the equivalent of 240 developers being paid $75/hour for 40 hours per week and 52 weeks per year for 30 months.
    240 developers
    $75 per hour
    40 hours per week
    ~30 months

    I build enterprise sites for a living. Given a 30-month period for a project, I would need a maximum of 50 people to create this site, everything would be tested and working, and I would still pocket $50 million. Government waste is shocking.

  • timerunnersc

    I’ve notice for sometime now that Obama and the democrats are fixated with the spending numbers in the Billions and Trillions. Republicans in Congress are focused on Millions, Hum, Leads me to ask, “What Left Is After Whats Left In Your Wallet?”

    • joyfulgiver

      we ain’t got nothin’ left, not even change!!!

      • timerunnersc

        We need to keep the Left out of our lives, the best way to do that is stand against them in every way we can, and without fear, with a strong determination to beat them down as the lying cowards they are, they are dirty dreamers and slick schemers, so beat them down and don’t let up on them not in the least, that is the only way to beat them. At least at this point an time.
        Right and truth will win out, so we keep fighting them every way we can, every way you can.

  • Yazz55

    This is becoming a black hole that absorbs billions and billions and billions of $$$$$, and just makes it disappear. Vanish, poof, gone.

    To take a private sector perspective, this colossal failure would have been shut down to cut losses. To not throw good money after bad. Get rid of the jerks who did it, and maybe even sue them to recover some of the losses.

    But, this is govt. They deal with failure differently. They punnish the taxpayer and reward those who caused the failure by throwing more and more and more money at the problem. It will only dig a deeper and wider hole and ever increasing costs.

    • ApplePie101

      Money doesn’t vanish. It goes into pockets.

  • ArchAng3l

    Still waiting for ACTUAL OUTRAGE THAT FORCES some in Congress to do something about all this….instead, we continue to sit and gripe and our “leaders” write a check for the $1.1 Billion

    Watching most of the GOP committee members was nauseating…they were either clueless or complicit….I vote for complicit

    • ApplePie101

      To get real outrage, you need congressmen with principles and guts, who are not profiting from the kill.

  • mediaaccess

    Chump change! Quit crying! You got what you asked for. Come to Hungary, see how high the corruption can go when you have National Socialists running things – Oh, I heard someone being called that once. Who was it?

    • supersajin

      Chump change? House GOP cut $5B from food stamps over 4 years=1.1B per year.
      Still chump change? Tell that to the people who will have less to eat starting tomorrow!

  • Exodus2011

    Have you noticed that out of the 3 main Networks, it is CBS who are leading the way with consistent objective ‘non Obama-cheerleading’ reporting on the extent of the Obamacare Rollout debacle?

    and also CNN are being fairly consistent on reporting the extent of the terrible situation for Americans and their H/C status

    I believe there could be a hidden reason for this sudden willingness to slam Obama/DEMs via their famed ‘signature legislation, Obamacare’… so forthrightly

    Sharryl Attkisson CBS has been the stand out non-Fox Reporter wrt the Benghazi scandal… she has been dogged and courageous despite threats and her computer being hacked etc etc

    CBS management will know the extent of what has been uncovered so far on Benghazi (and which isn’t known to the public yet via the Old Media) … and it’s possible they can see that a select committee on Benghazi being convened in the future, is inevitable (63% of the Public believe the govt is covering up Benghazi truth)

    and CBS can see this possibly/probably leading to Regime DECAPITATION

    so …. maybe they are starting to build their credibility with the Public now ….. breaking away from the Obama-cheerleading team (having been members for the last 4 years)

    I think CNN are affected in a similar way – they were the ones who broke the story about all those CIA agents being on the ground in Benghazi on 9/11/12.

    • aposematic

      All broken clocks tell the truth twice a day. Military broken clocks only once a day. Clocks without hands never tell the truth.

  • Stehekin912

    Redistribution of wealth…what a racket.

  • aposematic

    Demonrats forcing the American masses to pay for the Demonrats forced incarceration of the American masses… Hello America, please pay at least some attention; your very life does depend on it whether you care to notice or not.

  • lawngren

    And where’s that money going? To fix those exchanges? That’s a bloody laugh. I’ll bet you in a year those same exchanges will be just as non-functional as they are now. Maybe worse.

  • warpmine

    As usual for everything this regime does, throwing bad money after good or was it good money after bad……who cares, it’s freaking worthless fiat currency anyway.