Five house Democrats sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, released on Monday but sent last Thursday, requesting that the attorney general push for a refund from the contractors tasked with creating Healthecare.gov.
In the letter the congressmen ask for a full review of all contracts the government engaged in and “seek to hold contractors accountable for their unsatisfactory work:”
Clearly, the website was not ready for the traffic it received. In the weeks since its opening, the website has never performed as expected or promised. As a result, we ask that you review the contracts and determine whether CGI Federal and/or any other company involved in the construction of the website has violated the terms of its agreement or is in constructive breach of the contract.
Specifically, we ask that you pursue any and all remedies up to and including a refund of any and all monies paid to the contractors for a website that doesn’t work. If the government has purchased faulty or defective services, the taxpayers deserve and should demand their money back.
Last week, many of the website’s contractors, including CGI federal, countered the claims that the failed website rollout was their fault. CGI’s senior vice president, Cheryl Campbell, said that all of their work was done “under the direction and supervision” of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Via the Hill.