Obamacare Website Contractor Had History of Problems

Contractor for Healthcare.gov allegedly mishandled at least 20 other government projects.
1:31 | 11/17/13

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The newest headline surrounding the troubled rollout of obama care. It sent erps on the contractors paid to build that website. Turns out they reportedly had trouble making websites before, and a lot of it. Here's abc's senior washington correspondent jeff nzeleny now. Reporter: The disastrous health care rollout came as a surprise. But given the company that developed the website, perhaps it shouldn't have. Tonight, we're learning more warning signs from the lead contractor of the health care website. A company called cgi federal. Whose executives have a history of botched government projects. "The washington post" reports top officials in cgi's acquired company, ams, have had at least 20 project failures, including writing useless computer code. Sending paychecks to some dead retirees. Shipping military parts to the wrong places. The company says those problems are in the past. At a congressional hearing last month, a company official defended its work and said the website was tested and ready. But with less than two weeks to meet president obama's new deadline of fixing the health care website, new alarm at the white house. I think right now, they're in triage. Once you've stabilized, how do you give confidence to the american people and to the president himself that you have this under control going forward? Reporter: And even when the website is fixed, 1 in 5 users will still be unable to enroll online. Senior officials tell me that is a best case scenario.

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