Top Obama Donor Gets Paid To Fix Obamacare Website After Blowing It Up

Tyler Durden's picture

The ironically-named Quality Software Services Inc (QSSI) allegedly responsible for the SNAFU that is the Obamacare website's data hub has, incredibly, been named the new general contractor in charge off repairing the glitch-plagued HealthCare.gov. As The NY Post reports, as if the $150 million so far paid to this UnitedHealth subsidiary for its farcically bad implementation was not enough, the executive vice president of the firm (Anthony Welters) and his wife were among Obama's largest personal campaign contributors during the 2008 election cycle (and the firm has spent millions "lobbying" for Obamacare). The cronyism runs deep as the Post also points out that visitor logs show at least a dozen visits between the two by the end of 2012, the most recent information available.

 

The man at the center of the "cronyism"... Anthony Welters

 

Via NY Post,

A tech firm linked to a campaign-donor crony of President Obama not only got the job to help build the federal health-insurance Web site — but also is getting paid to fix it.

 

Anthony Welters, a top campaign bundler for Obama and frequent White House guest, is the executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group, which owns the software company now at the center of the ObamaCare Web-site fiasco.

 

UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Quality Software Services Inc. (QSSI), which built the data hub for the ObamaCare system, has been named the new general contractor in charge of repairing the glitch-plagued HealthCare.gov.

 

Welters and his wife, Beatrice, have shoveled piles of cash into Obama’s campaign coffers and ­apparently reaped the rewards.

 

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The couple have been frequent guests at the White House.

 

Visitors logs show at least a dozen visits between the two by the end of 2012, the most recent information available.

 

The entire Welters family has gotten into the donation game.

 

The Welters, along with their sons, Andrew and Bryant, have contributed more than $258,000 to mostly Democratic candidates and committees since 2007.

 

What’s more, UnitedHealth Group is one of the largest health-insurance companies in the country and spent millions lobbying for ObamaCare.

 

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The insurance giant’s purchase of QSSI in 2012 raised eyebrows on Capitol Hill, but the tech firm nevertheless kept the job of building the data hub for the ObamaCare Web site where consumers buy the new mandatory health-­insurance plans.

 

QSSI has been paid an estimated $150 million so far, but officials couldn’t say how much more the company might collect on the ­repair contract.

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Seasmoke's picture

this is literally a Banana Republic !

 

The Good news, They are so stupid they alwaysl fuck it all up......The Tribe never totally fucks up

Irene's picture

Hmmmm....  Was this always "The Plan" or does this mean the Obamacare website will never work? 

Oquities's picture

OBAMACARE - the young subsidize the old, the middle class subsidize the poor, the fit subsidize the unfit, small families subsidize large families, the private sector subsidizes the public sector, men subsidize women... and we dance.

Papasmurf's picture

Oquities

OBAMACARE - the young subsidize the old, the middle class subsidize the poor, the fit subsidize the unfit, small families subsidize large families, the private sector subsidizes the public sector, men subsidize women... and we dance.

Everyone subsidizes the middleman.

markmotive's picture

Welcome to life. New world order = old world order. Money flows from cronies to cronies.

Life is unfair. Get used to it.

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2013/10/current-world-order-not-simply-unf...

Arius's picture

it is very American ... this is the place of equal opportunity!

 

it doesnt matter where you come from, your race, origins etc.  Anybody can become a POTUS or filthy rich and i mean real filthy, as long as you are willing to srew as many people as it takes without regards to consequences ... more simple as long as you are the biggest crook around ... the Wild West is embolded deep in the culture of this country

Indian_Goldsmith's picture

My 17 year old brother, here in Bangalore, make a website for $27, so reading $150 million for one website , makes him giddy with "Hope".Thank You Amerika!

FEDbuster's picture

Might be worth your brother's time to send an email to Quality Software Services.  Who knows, they might outsource the job to him for 100 times his going rate, $2,700.?  At that rate, he could re-outsource it to a couple of Indian Computer Science PhD students for $270. each, and pocket the difference.

Suisse's picture

They already have a Hyderabad office. 

MontgomeryScott's picture

EASY, LITTLE PHILLY SWISS CHEESE STEAK!

QSSI is in the middle of a SNAFU.

With the current blind, bald-headed negroid 'head', they will soon be FUBAR.

(Wuh-huh...!)

MOOCHELLE's 'CUZ' is the Kenyan's 'best hope' to assuage the 'BANKSTERS of Planet Z', now.

DAMN RAYCISS...ES...

 

 

 

 

rodocostarica's picture

I would like to hire your brother.

MontgomeryScott's picture

FROM: (federal reserve express com.FU)

TO: TY DUNDEN@zenophobic.net

(message blocked)

Like Bill from Bangalore said,

totally awesome comment!

My sister told me that she makes $7,228 dollars a month from the internet! click here to find out how:

(ww.w/ suck their dicks on line DOT com/net)

 

Thank you for reading, my brother/sister in whatever god.

I have a need to move several tons of guld/slv out of Bombanistan. My cousin is the shiek. since my husband/wife died in the shelling, i have been looking to one, my true brother/sister, for a safe place to bring it; too. you are his nephew/neice, so you will get the lion's share.

At LEAST, let me promise you a new cellular phone with unlimited minutes! Our cousin, Obama, really loves you.

onewayticket2's picture

Sea smoke is right.

This admin just isn't even trying to hide it anymore. Anyone get the sense they WANT it all to collapse? Sure gets us to single payer quickly. ( and that is the stated goal...with obamacare as an interim step)

Diogenes's picture

They don't give a shit because they know they can't run again in 2016. Now they can rip and tear, make all their dreams come true and do all the things they didn't dare to before. The fix is in, they can pull anything they want and leave a smoking ruin for the Republicans to inherit, just like Bush did for them in 08.

FEDbuster's picture

Republicans won't inherit shit, the F$A will continue to vote the Santa Clause Party in from here till the collapse.

mvsjcl's picture

I down vote anybody who writes of Republicans and Democrats as if either mattered. They're all the fucking same, and should collectively be referred to as __________________ . (<------- use your favorite disparaging term)

roadhazard's picture

Good for you. Most here only down vote anyone not sounding winger.

Henry Hub's picture

*** Sure gets us to single payer quickly***

The Obama administration doesn't want single payer, never did. This a program written by and and for the Health Insurance Cartel. The is the best example of the Fascist business model we have. Get the government to make something mandatory with subsidies for the lower classes and the sit back and loot and rape the American people. The the real evil in this system is the Health Insurance Companies.

Oldwood's picture

I say you are wrong. This guy started out in politics and after leaving gov employment, tried self employment and failed several times. His big break was putting together a group that won the largest PA medicare contract. He is peas in a pod with big gov and none of these assholes that run these companies gives one shit if they are still in business as private concerns two years from now. These insurance companies will be nationallized, just like the gov has been threatening to do to just about every critical industry in America. All of these upper level managers are not concerned as most have already stolen plenty and will likely be lined up for cushy gov guaranteed jobs. Government control is and has always been their goal, and even though lots of criminals will be profitting from this,the goal is still the goal.

roadhazard's picture

You and the people that up voted you just do not have a clue. It is the health insurance companies that are taking the biggest beating, as they should. You should study up before running your mouth and looking stupid.

Radical Marijuana's picture

Yes, Papasmurf, the most important thing is that "Everyone subsidizes the middleman."

This is now fundamental to the fake democracies throughout the Anglo-American world. It is systematic and systemic:

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/11/02/top-5-defense-contractors-influen...

"... the defense sector contributes less money than other sectors, such as health care ..."

The only differences are which special interest groups happen to be the most dominant at different times. The "profit from disease systems" have recently been the biggest single group of players influencing politics, so that there can be more taken by their middlemen! Not only has so-called "health care" been contributing more money overall to politicians, but also the final result is that America's "profit from disease systems" tortures to death at least an order of magnitude more people than the military does. The accumulating effect of the ways that politics has been dominated by its funding has resulted in America being the world's leader in debt and death. Although it is easy to come up with theoretical solutions, in practice the runaway systems of legalized lies, backed by legalized violence, which had at their central core the funding of the political processes, have become terminal social sickness and insanity.

El Tuco's picture

This country deserves everything it gets.

The stupid fucks voted in this administration and the rest of the people got sold out by the republicans.

For a country that is getting fucked up the ass with a 2 x 4 I guess we're taking it pretty well.

Just sayin....

 

 

Arius's picture

you underestimate the american people at your own peril ...

malikai's picture

You're right. El Tuco is incorrect.

The country is getting fucked by a wrecking ball, not a 2x4.

MontgomeryScott's picture

I can't help but interject, regarding your dissagreement with 'El Tuco'.

When you get a 2 X 4 up your ass, your balls go to the wall.

Do you know what 'Balls To The Wall' actually means, 'malikai'?

It was a description of the pilots of the RAF during WWII, regarding their manouevers against the Luftwaffe, over the skies of England. It seems that the stops in the 'joysticks' of the aircraft pivoted on 'balls', and when these 'joysticks' were pulled to their stops, these same stops were called 'walls': Hence, the descriptor in popular vernacular 'balls to the wall'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB37Xobja4w

When you get a 2 X 4 up your ass, your balls go to the wall. This ball wrecks you (much the same as a 2 X 4 does).

EITHER WAY, WE'RE FUCKED!

tarsubil's picture

Honestly, you need to get out more. 99% of Americans are deeply disturbed.

Diogenes's picture

Where the hell have you been? Nobody voted for Obama in 08, they voted against Bush. Anybody could have won it. As for 2012 you weren't exactly spoiled for choice.

blabam's picture

"Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." -Frederic Bastiat

CrashisOptimistic's picture

You missed one combo -- The unautomated away subsidize those who have been automated away.

Which equates to the high IQ pay for the low IQ.  The bad news is . . . 1/2 of the population has IQ < 100.

ShouldveLeftHer's picture

I know Im not the only white guy who instinctual thought "nigger" when I saw this picture. I guess Im the only one left who hasnt been white guilted into going against my gut and natural instinct to stay segregated from these "people".

MontgomeryScott's picture

Reviewing your avatar...

"ShouldveLeftHer"

 

Hmmm... 

So, you didn't have the stones, I gather.

Hell, you can't even SPELL or PUNCTUATE, you poor fumb-ducker.

Did she have the money, or simply control all of yours?

There are 'WHITE NIGGERS' and 'NIGGARDLY WHITES', and 'WHIGGERS', in ALL  races, you silly post-hoar 'white guy'. The 'INSTINCHAL' thingie was quite, um, brilliant...for those who seem to be 'huuked on fonics (werked fur mee!)'.

Tell me truthfully:

Is Tel Aviv REALLY as nice as SoCal, in the summer months?

ShouldveLeftHer's picture

Check again hoss, my spelling was correct. Your rage at my honesty obviously clouded your vision. And no I didnt edit. Never been to Israel, Im not part of the tribe. Never been to SoCal either, not part of that other tribe ( liberal radicals, your brethren ) Take it easy, read slowly. My name, for your obvious interest, has to do with my 88 Fleetwood that breaks down repeatedly, but I cant seem to stop fixing her and keeping her around because shes gorgeous. Sooo, I guess were done here. A bit of advice, drinking and posting on ZH usually leads to simple mistakes and dumb comments. I dont drink and post. Not a practice we both subscribe to I can tell...

TBT or not TBT's picture

IE, the government replacing functions of the family, which they view as competition, and so must render obsolete, or failing that, disfunctional.

johnnymustardseed's picture

United Health made a 1.4 billion dollar profit last year the CEO was paid $14 million. Every year our policy goes up 17% wit United Health Care. Under the Afforable Health Care it will drop from $22,000 a year to $9,200 a year. So many of you can spew your hate of banksters daily on this web site and somehow most of you don't get that health insurance is just as rigged and finally something is being done about it. Republicans hate "Obamacare" and offer no solutions

Tom G's picture

WTF?

"Something is being done about it"?

You think ObamaCare is bad for insurance companies and good for people? You're not paying attention.

AurorusBorealus's picture

Johny, I have had dealings with United Healthcare in the past, and I can tell you, from firsthand experience, that it is a national fraud posing as an insurance company.  I´ll bet you have trouble finding anyone who takes their insurance.  But then again, if you actually think Obamacare has done anything to reign in insurance companies, you are a paid troll, spewing government propaganda.. best of luck with that on Zerohedge.

venturen's picture

Johnny, I lived in the UK with their National Health System. You pay for that and then you pay for your private healthcare as well. Their system has come real problems including a $10 Billion computer system that FAILED. If you think this is the final system....you are smoking the same thing as the mayor of Toronto!

floyd084's picture

kinda of like how S.S. works. The young subsidize the old.  Just make sure education sucks so that when we get old there will be young idiots to subsidize us.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

What a surprise.  The guys who fucked it up are brought in to fix it.  Cronyism at its very best!

Gohn Galt's picture

Government gives the problem to justify the solution

Surly Bear's picture

"The Panopticon is a machine for dissociating the see/being seen dyad: in the peripheric ring, one is totally seen, without ever seeing; in the central tower, one sees everything without ever being seen." ~Michel Foucault. Discipline & Punish (1975), Panopticism

BanksterSlayer's picture

Problem - Reaction - Solution. The Holy Trinity of mass control. Thank you Mr. Hegel.

Harbanger's picture

"Cronyism at its very best!"

Blatantly! No bid contracts awarded to friends, price and competence are no object.  Are we surprised that the website doesn't work? Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate owns the company that built Obamacare website. 

http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/25/michelle-obamas-princeton-classmate-is...

drdolittle's picture

That's the reason you fuck it up in the first place, to get more work fixing it. Seriously, it's not like most any private compay would've had trouble making this website work. They only have trouble when they know there's more money coming to fix it. If you were risking your own money you'd get it right or at least mostly right.

Oldwood's picture

When there is no accountability or consequences for failure you will find the highest profit margins. Corruption always pays the best.

Tapeworm's picture

Generally speaking, most goomint IT systems are set up to fail so that it is easy to steal the taxcow funds.

 The day prior to the false flag BS of 9/11 the War Department served notice that millions times millions went missing with no way to trace the thefts.

 It is long overdue that the tacows must withdraw support for the "system". The last few of the taxcows that actually produce what the rest steal from us must go on strike.

 Don't forget to teach and instruct the young to withdraw their support of the system that has stripped so much real capital from the true producers that recovery from the gombit debt is not possible.

 The under 40 year old cohort should hunt and kill all of those on the active AARP mailing list.

Overfed's picture

The creators of Southpark are obviously rayciss, and resent having a black President.

mofreedom's picture

Tribe?  Kenya?  Racist?

Wahooo's picture

I'm going to commenting and simply admit I'm racist.