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.