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Massachusetts To Default to Healthcare.gov, But First Will Attempt Hail Mary To Save Its State-Based Exchange

Massachusetts To Default to Healthcare.gov, But First Will Attempt Hail Mary To Save Its State-Based Exchange

Yesterday Massachusetts officials announced plans to default to Healthcare.gov, but also announced a quixotic sprint to try first try to rebuild the entire site in five months with a brand new, no-bid taxpayer-paid contract to health care software developer hCentive.

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“Entire healthcare reform program is jeopardized:” White House

“Entire healthcare reform program is jeopardized:” White House

The rampant issues surrounding HealthCare.gov’s financial management platform were the primary cause for the ousting of key IT contractor CGI Federal and the quick appointment of Accenture Federal Services, a 10-page CMS document reveals. The “Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition” appeared on the CMS website this week, explaining why the government awarded Accenture a $90mn to fix the troubled exchange site without going through the typical six- to 12-month competitive procurement process.

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