Unreal. To think they spent all this money on a debacle that doesn’t work.
Check it out:
American taxpayers have been frustrated by the failures of the Obamacare Healthcare.gov website – wrong responses, no responses, messages to just wait or come back later – but a headline in Digital Trends perhaps best captures the outrage over the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on the unsuccessful project.
“We paid over $500 million for the Obamacare sites and all we got was this lousy 404 (error code),” it states.
Actually, an online blog explained that federal records reveal taxpayers “seem to have forked up more than $634 million of the federal purse to build the digital equivalent of a rock.”
Even at $250,000 per year, that would hire more than 2,500 primary care physicians to care for the sick and ailing all across America.
At the tech-related Motherboard Meghan Neal observed, “As a point of comparison, Digital Trends pointed out that Facebook didn’t spend $600 million for the first six years it was up and running. In fact Facebook’s early financing was minuscule even in compared with today’s successful startups. Early rounds of seed funding from the founders themselves, angel investors like Peter Thiel, and VC firms totaled about $42 million in the first year after it launched. Twitter launched with only $360 million in seed money, and LinkedIn and Spotify with under $300 million.”