• Obama Cronyism On Display

    As hundreds of thousands of Americans lost their health insurance to Obamacare, this Obamacare vendor and big insurance company got its contract renewed despite conflict of interest charges.

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has extended the contract of HealthCare.gov’s general contractor OptumInsight/Quality Software Systems Inc., or QSSI in a no bid contract raising critical ethical questions about the decision.

    QSSI was the tech company picked by the Department of Health and Human Services to fix the many defects in the HealthCare.gov website. Andrew Slavitt, a former executive at the company and maxed out donor to the Obama for President Victory Committee, left QSSI to work at as the principal deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The White House gave Slavitt an ethics waiver to begin working immediately in the government.

    QSSI is a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, which owns UnitedHealthcare, a major insurer participating in the exchanges.  With former employees working inside the exchange, it should come as no surprise to anyone who understands the Obama way of running government that Mr. Slavitt’s old company’s contract has been renewed for eight months at a cost of $29 million to the taxpayers.

    This is just the latest troubling ObamaCare outrage that most of the major media has chosen to ignore.

    Roberto Escoban

    Roberto Escoban is the pen name of a conservative activist who spent 20 years working in Washington including a decade on Capitol Hill.

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