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Obamacare: Keep On Spending

9:46 AM, Feb 24, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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Malfunctioning health care websites don’t come cheap. And as long as everything else related to the Affordable Care Act seems to be gummed up, why not:

The cost of the computer cloud that supports back-end data sharing for HealthCare.gov and state Obamacare marketplaces.

Which as Joseph Marks at Nextgov.com reports:

grew to $60 million, more than five times its original value, by the time the troubled site was declared fully functional on Nov. 30, 2013, contracting documents show.

Not a lot of money, certainly, when government is spending it, but still:

… further evidence that officials were ill-prepared for HealthCare.gov’s launch and drastically underestimated the amount of technology and storage the site would require.

If, that is, any further evidence were required.

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