CONFIRMED: Obama WH Turned Down Offer to Build O-Care Website for Free – Blew $1 Billion Instead (Updated)
Saving money is not what Obama or the Progressives are about. That doesn't help the cause of radically transforming America to third world nation status. Why save a $1,000,000,000 when you can instead, just hire a college friend of Michelle O's for half a billion or so? And that is exactly what they did (see story here). Problem is, I don't think they anticipated this type of kick back exactly.
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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) told Bill Hemmer on America’s Newsroom today that an internet giant offered to build the Obamacare website for free.
This was confirmed during testimony today before a Congressional committee. Issa, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, said the Obama White House turned down the offer.
Bill Hemmer: Was it proven today that an internet company offered to build the website for free but the government passed on it? Was that true? Did that happen?The Obama administration blew over a billion dollars so far to build the failed Obamacare website.
Rep. Darrell Issa: It was stated under oath that it was true. No one argued that it wasn’t.
UPDATE: It looks like they were talking about IBM.
In a 2010 interview, IBM’s CEO said: “We could have improved quality and reduced the costs of the health-care system by $900 billion. … I said we would do it for free to prove that it works. They turned us down.”Hat Tip Maria