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.…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »
Earlier today on Boston Herald Radio. State Representative Leah Cole called on DCF commissioner Olga Roche to resign over questions about her leadership. You can hear her interview after the jump (sound autoloads).
Michael Graham, who’s show can be heard from Noon to 3 on Multiple radio stations across New England, started advertising on cable today in Central Massachusetts and Inside 128. His ad is showing on Fox News and MSNBC in heavy rotation. You can also see the ad below. It’s hilarious and quite clever. …Read More »
The Boston Herald is reporting that the Massachusetts Health Connector is going to spend $326G per day to fix a still non-functioning health exchange. That means in 11 days they will spend more than the entire development cost of the original Health Connector website. Taxpayers will shell out up to $326,000 a day over the next month to health care…Read More »
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…Read More »