Tag Archives: Deval Patrick

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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Another HHS Problem for Deval Patrick, Public Health Commissioner’s Conflict on Marijuana

Deval Patrick has another scandal brewing in his Health and Human Services department. It is something that the Massachusetts Republican Party tried warning about before it happened, and now after the fact the Globe has picked up on it. The Department of Public Health Commissioner was the sole person responsible for picking medical marijuana licensees. The Commissioner, Cheryl Bartlett, was…

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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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