Saturday, May 16, 2015

OBAMAcare: Report alleges cover-up of impending MA Health Connector Failure

A report scheduled for release Monday by a conservative-leaning think tank accuses state officials of misleading the federal government and the public about the Massachusetts Health Connector’s readiness to launch its new website in October 2013.
The report from the Pioneer Institute draws on public audit reports and interviews with anonymous people described as “whistle-blowers” to detail what they characterize as a bungled effort by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, software developer CGI, and the Connector to upgrade the Connector’s software in 2012 and 2013.
The Connector — designed to link people with health insurance when they don’t have another source — eventually ended its relationships with UMass and CGI.
Asserting that state officials knew at least a year ahead of time that website development was off track, the report describes two communications with the federal government in March and May 2013 in which state officials allegedly covered up the site’s poor condition.
Joshua Archambault, a senior fellow at the institute and the report’s author, said he did not know whether the Pioneer Institute’s allegations led to a federal subpoena issued in January seeking Connector records dating to 2010. But the Pioneer Institute had written to federal authorities last October, accusing the state of multiple violations of federal antifraud statutes, alleging that state officials had failed to properly conduct a required test and had overstated progress on the software.
Read the rest of the story HERE and listen to a related interview below:

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