Bloomberg Government released a study that reported that $2.1 billion in funds from the American taxpayer had been spent on HealthCare.Gov, the Federal website for The Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare.
That is more than twice what The Obama Administration claims has been spent.
Apparently, that has not been enough. The Obama Administration is now giving Web MD nearly $14 million from the American taxpayer to provide “official information.” It does not seem unreasonable to believe that $2.1 billion would be more than enough to get out all of the “official information” necessary that Americans need to know about The Affordable Care Act! It appears as if the ads featuring “Pajama Boy” (above) were not enough!
The language from the contract states that, “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. As a result, the Act requires that CMS educate consumers about the benefits now available through that legislation.”
That is where Web MD and many others enter into the picture, as taxpayer expense of course. For anything from Web MD, the Internet is required. Anyone having access to the Internet has access to more than enough information about The Affordable Care Act. A Google search on “The Affordable Care Act” brings up 98,400,00 responses in 0.33 seconds. A Google search on “Obamacare” brings up 2,220,000 responses in just 0.24 seconds.
Over 100 million responses in less about thirty seconds would seem to be more than enough information for all consumers about ObamaCare, or The Affordable Care Act.
To proclaim that a great deal of taxpayer money has been wasted on ObamaCare is a huge understatement. It is highly questionable if The Affordable Care Act was even needed; as health care in the United States is the best in history. Billions on HealthCare.Gov has not brought much as it is nowhere near complete.
It is difficult to see how nearly $14 million to Web MD is going to help that out at all!