Friday, November 08, 2013

Kirk Seeks Obamacare Website Refund for Taxpayers

A Press release form Sen Kirk,
 

Kirk Seeks Obamacare Website Refund for Taxpayers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today called on the agency which oversees healthcare.gov, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to release the contract for the failed Obamacare website and is demanding a refund for taxpayers.
"Americans deserve a clear explanation and a refund of their money," Sen. Kirk said. "It's time the Administration came clean on a deal that spends $400 million of taxpayer money, especially when that deal results in a disaster like this website."
In addition to Kirk, Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) also signed the letter. A copy of the letter can be found here.
During a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Tuesday regarding the failed Obamacare health insurance exchanges, Sen. Kirk demanded that the American people know the details of the $400 million contract awarded to CGI Federal, Quality Software Services Incorporated (QSSI) and others. CMS Administrator Tavenner agreed to release any and all information including the documents but is yet to do so. A video of Senator Kirk questioning Administrator Tavenner can be found here.

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