Thursday, October 24, 2013

Did Anyone Conduct Due Diligence on Sebelius?

From an insurance agents perspective, when you look at the way #Obamacare was cobbled
together (the law, not the website) you have to ask yourself if HHS Secretary Sebelius learned anything at all during her 8 year tenure as Insurance Commissioner.

The answer is, she must have slept through the entire 8 years because she certainly did not learn anything.

But her lack of knowledge of the insurance industry apparently is not the only shortfall.
Sebelius oversaw numerous costly and disastrous government website projects during her six-year governorship (2003-2009), including a failed update of the Department of Labor’s program to provide unemployment pay and other services and similar updates pertaining to the Department of Administration and the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) services.
“In the Kansas Senate, I chaired the Commerce committee. We had oversight over the Department of Labor. For years, we watched as the Department of Labor under Sebelius worked on that computer program. After seven years and $50 million, something should work,” Brownlee told TheDC.
“In Kansas if you have a 40 or 50 million dollar project, that’s a lot of money,” Brownlee said, noting that the Labor Department project was funded by federal money while other Sebelius website projects sucked up state taxpayer dollars. “They started and stopped that project with at least 3 different major contractors.
She had experience, if you can call it that, in blowing through $50 million on a project that still didn't work right.
Her reward was to put her in charge of a project that started out as $90 million and quickly grew to over $600 million . . . and counting.
Only in DC would a move like that make sense.

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