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Accenture takes over as lead contractor for Obamacare enrollment website

e5d6279b9d49582a460f6a7067000bbdAfter the failure of launching healthcare.gov back in October 2013, which was built by CGI Federal, a subsidiary of CGI Group,  Republicans went into immediate attack mode on President Obama. As the website’s launch was a total disaster with an overload of error messages and slow speeds for weeks after the launch, the Republicans insisted Obamacare be repealed.

On Saturday, the big announcement of Accenture being chosen to replace CGI Federal as the lead contractor for the Obamacare enrollment website, which failed to work when it launched in October for millions of Americans shopping for health insurance was made, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

After reviewing over a dozen firms, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced, “As we move forward in our efforts to help consumers access quality, affordable health coverage, we have selected Accenture to become the lead contractor for the HealthCare.gov portal and to prepare for next year’s open enrollment period.”

“Accenture will bring deep healthcare industry insight as well as proven experience building large-scale, public-facing websites to continue improving HealthCare.gov,” David Moskovitz, chief executive of Accenture Federal Services, said in a statement. Accenture said that the contract was worth $45 million for the initial phase of the project and the Washington Post confirmed that the final value of the one-year contract would be about $90 million.