Theodore's World: Guess how Much the Disastrous ObamaCare Website Cost to Build? “$634 Million Dollars”

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October 10, 2013

Guess how Much the Disastrous ObamaCare Website Cost to Build? “$634 Million Dollars”

Guess how Much the Disastrous ObamaCare Website Cost to Build? “$634 Million Dollars”


It’s been one full week since the flagship technology portion of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) went live. And since that time, the befuddled beast that is has shutdown, crapped out, stalled, and mis-loaded so consistently that its track record for failure is challenged only by Congress.

The site itself, which apparently underwent major code renovations over the weekend, still rejects user logins, fails to load drop-down menus and other crucial components for users that successfully gain entrance, and otherwise prevents uninsured Americans in the 36 states it serves from purchasing healthcare at competitive rates –’s primary purpose. The site is so busted that, as of a couple days ago, the number of people that successfully purchased healthcare through it was in the “single digits,” according to the Washington Post.

The reason for this nationwide headache apparently stems from poorly written code, which buckled under the heavy influx of traffic that its engineers and administrators should have seen coming. But the fact that can’t do the one job it was built to do isn’t the most infuriating part of this debacle – it’s that we, the taxpayers, seem to have forked up more than $634 million of the federal purse to build the digital equivalent of a rock.

The exact cost to build, according to U.S. government records, appears to have been $634,320,919, which we paid to a company you probably never heard of: CGI Federal. The company originally won the contract back in 2011, but at that time, the cost was expected to run “up to” $93.7 million – still a chunk of change, but nothing near where it ended up.

Wild Thing's comment...............

Wow double WOW! Notice whenever the government is involved everything is more then expensive.It can be the website for obamacare or hundreds of other things our government buys or builds and it always comes down to being rippe3d off on how much things cost. They do not care because it costs those in our government nothings, it is all from our tax dollars so it means nothing to these freaks.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 10, 2013 12:48 AM


They could have gone to proven designers and engineers, such as those who make eBay, Facebook, and Amazon work perfectly and securely every day. Instead, they hire their cronies. Welcome to the Banana Republic of America del Norte...

Posted by: Willy at October 10, 2013 04:06 PM