The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General today issued a report on HHS and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ mismanagement of the launch of HealthCare.gov. Sen. Chuck Grassley made the following comment on the report.
“There’s been wide agreement that the launch was disastrous. Now we have a report from the top agency’s independent watchdog documenting the many things that went wrong. A rush to launch was more important than having a working website. Advice from consultants at taxpayer expense went ignored. Bad news was papered over. The real loser was the taxpayer and the user of a website that didn’t work as promised. The website is part of the bigger problem behind Obamacare. A massive undertaking was rushed through on a partisan basis. The law was badly written and poorly implemented.”