Crony Obamacare-ism

The Daily Caller notes that

During a Sept 9, 2008 speech to a crowd in Lebanon, Va., then-presidential candidate Sen Barack Obama praised CGI Federal’s ability to create new jobs for Americans as the result of investment in broadband Internet infrastructure.

Move forward, just a bit.  The Washington Examiner notes that

Federal officials considered only one firm to design the Obamacare health insurance exchange website that has performed abysmally since its Oct 1 debut.

Rather than open the contracting process to a competitive public solicitation with multiple bidders, officials in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid accepted a sole bidder, CGI Federal

even while knowing that CGI had “uneven record of IT pricing and contract performance.”

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