WASHINGTON — Contractors for the disastrous health care website ObamaCare were summoned to Congress to testify about why the website failed.
Fox News reported that the contractors only pointed fingers at each other and the Obama administration, but did not name names.
The worst part is that these contractors were paid exorbitant amounts of taxpayer dollars to create a website that did not work. CGI Federal, which was the top contractor for the ObamaCare online enrollment website, was paid $290 million.
The contractors could only tell the House Energy and Commerce Committee that they were not to blame for the troubles, were not responsible for the rollout date of October 1st and said they needed more time to work out their website problems.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid were ultimately responsible for addressing their concerns, but no action was taken.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is under fire for her underwhelming and inept responses and interviews regarding the website failure, both on CNN and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She has avoided congressional hearings so far and instead, has attended galas and functions to promote ObamaCare enrollment.
Democrat Rep. Anna Eshoo of California said that the blame on unexpected and overwhelming traffic was unacceptable. She said, “I think it’s really kind of a lame excuse,” she said. “Amazon and eBay don’t crash the week before Christmas and ProFlowers doesn’t crash on Valentine’s Day.”