The contractors and the lobbyists love it. It’s just the rest of the country that gets hosed.
"The Kaiser Report also shows that traditional defense contractors like General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Booz Allen are increasingly turning to HHS for business, thanks to cutbacks in defense and the explosion in ObamaCare spending. Last year alone, six of the biggest cleared $2.3 billion.
General Dynamics got $814 million mainly to help with ObamaCare call centers. Defense giant Serco got more than $400 million, much of it for collecting paper applications after the online marketplaces failed.
What’s the rest of the money for? “Buying medical-record software, insurance websites, claims processing, data analysis, computer system overhauls, consumer education and consulting expertise,” Kaiser says.
In other words … overhead. Worse, this is overhead that didn’t exist before ObamaCare."Read More