Over $5 Billion and Counting for Obamacare Websites

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Over $5 Billion and Counting for Obamacare Websites

Over $5 Billion and Counting for Obamacare Websites


You thought Healthcare.gov had problems?

A handful of state-run exchange websites—which cost nearly half a billion dollars to build—still don’t work, nearly seven months after they first went live.

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Largely inoperable state exchange websites in Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon and Nevada have racked up $474 million federal tax dollars so far, Politico first reported. The costs will continue to climb as states scramble to salvage the flailing websites or transition onto the federal exchange.

Related: Millions Wasted on Broken Obamacare Websites

Maryland will spend an additional $40 million to save its website, which has already cost $90 million. Nevada has spent $50 million to date and will decide in the coming weeks how much more it will spend on repair efforts. Massachusetts will pour an additional $121 million into fixing its severely troubled state portal, while also using the federal portal as a back up plan.

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You read the article it adds up to more than 5 billion. Why bring this up you ask? Its far more than what trump wants for a wall.... im against the wall and was against this as well.