Comment By Bob L.
July 17th 2013
Obama’s sequester can not pay a Forty hours work week, can not have White House tours, it can close down air craft control towers for lack of MONEY, cut Military spending, but yet he can spend Millions of Dollars a day in Air Force One flying around the world and locally, and even hand out money to outsource Obamacare to a well used Government contractor to administer Obamacare, Oh did I forget to say, a $1.25 Billion Dollar contract to help implement new online health insurance exchanges after word the contractor’s parent company was under investigation in Britain, this is just another way of helping out his friends, to walk out with more taxpayer money.
Now the Unions are finally opening up their eyes , and can now see that Obamacare is for him and his political friends to live comfortably on the dividends that it will produce for them, it is not for the people it is for them, they say that it will help the middle class, true, it will help them right in to the poor house by paying more taxes or fines.
If they say it is a good plan, then why is it that they passed a law that eliminates them from having to take it themselves? Is that the same reason that they don’t pay fines and penalties when they don’t pay their TAXES like the rest of us? Is that why they don’t drive the same cars we do and have a police and security escort every where they go?
What I am saying is that this Administration has become nothing more than a Dictator Government, digging deeper into your rights under the Constitution, where every thing goes their way and you have no say any more, look around you, how many times have you voted for some thing just to have the Government the Court System, or a Special Interest go against you for what they want, what do you think, is this the way our Country is headed, Search and Seizure is no longer Illegal, they are tapping your Phones, Reading your Email, lets put it this way any thing you do on your Computer, and they are even looking at your regular mail.
U.S. administration defends Obamacare contractor after UK probe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Tuesday defended a decision to award outsourcing company Serco Inc a $1.25 billion contract to help implement new online health insurance exchanges after word the contractor’s parent company was under investigation in Britain.
Serco Inc, U.S. subsidiary of Serco Group Plc, will help review and process paper applications from consumers who apply for subsidized insurance coverage through federally operated exchanges in 34 states, according to the 12-year contract awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services.
“Serco is a highly skilled company that has a proven track record in providing cost-effective services to numerous other (U.S.) federal agencies,” said Brian Cook, a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the HHS agency overseeing implementation of the exchanges.
“The selection met all of the requirements for a full and open competition, and the timing enables us to be ready for marketplace open enrollment starting on October 1.”
In response to a Reuters query, Serco Inc issued a statement saying the investigation in Britain involves a contract covering less than 1 percent of revenues and a limited number of orders.
“There is no reason that the issue with this one contract in the UK will have any impact on the CMS contract or any other operations of Serco Inc,” the company said.
Last week, Britain placed its contracts with Serco Group and another firm under review. Serco is one of the British government’s biggest suppliers and runs services from prisons and immigration centers to transportation. An audit showed it was charging for prisoner-related services it did not provide.
The probe by Britain’s chief procurement officer could raise more questions about the effort to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare.
The insurance exchanges have come under mounting attack from opponents of the healthcare law, including Republicans, while doubts grow about the administration’s ability to launch the markets with limited staff and funding.
The administration is hoping for a smooth roll out of the exchanges, online marketplaces that are scheduled to begin offering private coverage to millions of uninsured Americans in less than 80 days.
U.S. contractors with foreign parents are required to notify the Defense Contract Audit Agency if their parent operations are involved in any wrongdoing relating to billings, according to officials. The administration said CMS has not been informed of any such notice being given.
British officials say the probe of Serco Group could produce initial findings for the British Cabinet within weeks, with a final report likely in months.
Serco Inc, headquartered outside Washington in Reston, Virginia, employs about 8,000 people in 45 states. Its work for HHS will be undertaken at sites in Arkansas, Alabama and Kentucky, the administration said.
The contract requires the U.S. subsidiary to operate a mail room to intake insurance applications. Company employees will also review documents to ensure authenticity, identify potential problems and notify consumers of issues or missing documentation.
(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Michele Gershberg, Andre Grenon and Tim Dobbyn)