The federal agency tasked with building the health insurance exchange website for Obamacare did not provide enough time for end-to-end testing before it was launched, contractors who worked on the project told lawmakers on Thursday.
Testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, representatives from two companies that were instrumental to building HealthCare.gov said they should have tested it for months, but were given only weeks before it went live. The site has been riddled with glitches and inaccessibility problems since its Oct. 1 launch.
Testing for the site occurred only “in the last two weeks of September,” CGI Federal Senior Vice President Cheryl Campbell said.
“It would have been better to have more time,” Campbell said. “This is by far the most complex (online system) in our country in a very long time.”
Andrew Slavitt, the executive vice president of Optum/QSSI, the company that built the site’s Data Services Hub, testified that federal authorities at the CentersRead More »from Feds didn't provide enough time to test Obamacare website, contractors testify