Tag Archives: Romney Care

Mass just pulled the plug on its Obamacare exchange, why does our exchange boss still have a job?

The Massachusetts Health Connector, according to public records, spent approximately $3.5M to develop  their original online health exchange.  Less than a year after the Massachusetts Legislature voted to allow the Connector authority to develop a new exchange multiple news outlets are reporting that the connector has spent over $100M on a website they are pulling the plug on. Now it…

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Health Connector MITRE Follow Up Report Details More Woes

Yesterday the Boston Herald reported that the Massachusetts Health Connector had more information from the NSA Contractor, MITRE, that prepared a report on the failed rollout of the Affordable Care Act compliant website.   The Herald reported that the document was labeled, “not for public realease.”  However, Health Connector Spokesman Jason Lefferts told Red Mass Group that the intention was…

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It is past time for Jean Yang to resign from the Health Connector

“These people came here to lead and innovate, and instead they’re doing manual workarounds, and they are embarrassed to tell friends and family that they work for the Health Connector,” Yang said at the board meeting. – (Boston Globe online 2/13/2014) As the Boston Herald reported earlier this week, the development of the new Health Connector website was fraught…

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The Health Connector Tipping Point? Blue Mass Group Questions Governor’s Actions

We’ve been talking about the Health Connector, and the botched conversion to an Obamacare exchange since November of 2013.  We were the first to report that the original RomneyCare compliant exchange cost $3.45M to develop vs the $69M the Connector looked to spend for its new exchange.  We’ve been beating the drum, and its felt sort of lonely over here.…

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Documents Show Connector Authority Wanted to Build A Rolls Royce of and Exchange, They Got a Yugo

The Boston Herald has obtained documents surrounding the building of the Massachusetts Health Care Exchange 2.0.  They show a focus on spending money to build a website that did more than was needed. They also show that the whole enterprise was doomed from the start. more after the jump nfighting among top Patrick administration 
officials and an obsession with building…

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Does the Health Connector website contain Belarusian malware?

Yesterday, the Washington Free Beacon reported that U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that the Healthcare.gov contractor CGI Federal used Belarusian contractors, affiliated with the government, to work on the website.  Those contractors have been linked by the intelligence community with malware, and privacy scams.  Since Massachusetts used the same contractor it is worth asking if the same vulnerabilities are present…

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