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News Briefing for Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Cost of Healthcare.gov Exceeds $2.2B After Latest Contract Award “With the announcement Monday of a five-year, $563 million contract award to Accenture, the Healthcare.gov contractor that rescued the Obamacare marketplace after 2013's disastrous launch, the total cost of the site will well exceed $2.2 billion. The new award is on top of the $1.7 billion in contracts reported by the inspector general (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in August. Accenture was first hired in January after HHS replaced CGI Federal, the original contractor. Accenture reported the new award on its website, noting that not only ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, December 16

HEALTHCARE: OBAMA: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU ... TO SIGN UP FOR OBAMACARE “President Obama is turning to Mariah Carey’s popular Christmas song  in an attempt to sell Obamacare. When the president appeared on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show earlier this morning, the host sang part of the chorus which includes the lyrics: “I just want you for my own, more than you could ever know.  Make my wish come true, baby, all I want for Christmas…” “… is for you to sign up for healthcare at healthcare.gov,” Obama finished, without singing. After the song, Obama joked that Seacrest should stick to being a radio host instead of ...

Immigration and Jobs Myth #1: “Companies are short on Skilled Labor”

In their push for amnesty, Democrats and corporate lobbyists like Microsoft continually tout economic benefits of comprehensive immigration reform. In his pitch late last year, the President claimed the Senate’s Gang of 8 Bill would “boost our economy” and “give us an opportunity to attract more investment and high-skilled workers who are doing great things in places like Silicon Valley and around the country.” [1] Just a few weeks ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid echoed a similar message, while taking a jab at those who opposed the Gang of Eight bill. “Comprehensive immigration reform would have added an average of 121,000 more ...