Democrat Kay Hagan: Hey, Let’s Investigate Healthcare.gov
Usually these are the sort of questions asked before one votes on a huge piece of legislation.
Senators will ask the Obama administration for a full investigation into the bungled launch of HealthCare.gov, according to a letter being circulated by Sen. Kay Hagan.
The North Carolina Democrat is collecting signatures this week for a letter to Government Accountability Office Comptroller General Gene Dodaro and Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson asking for “a complete, thorough investigation to determine the causes of the design and implementation failures of HealthCare.gov.”
“These problems are simply unacceptable, and Americans deserve answers and swift solutions. Taxpayers are owed a full and transparent accounting of how the vendors contracted to build the site failed to launch it successfully,” a draft of the letter reads.
Hagan will ask watchdogs at GAO and HHS to report to Congress how much the construction of HealthCare.gov was supposed to cost and how much it will end up costing. She’s also seeking to determine the size of contracts, whether contractors were paid for unsatisfactory work and how much more is currently being spent to fix the website. The administration has told Senate Democrats the website will be functioning as intended by the end of November. . .
- Greg Pollowitz