WASHINGTON (AP) — The contractors responsible for building the troubled Healthcare.gov website say it was the government’s responsibility — not theirs — to test it and make sure it worked.
Lead contractor CGI Federal tells Congress the Obama administration made the call to go live with the insurance website, while the company made no recommendation either way.
Another contractor says the company shared concerns about insufficient testing with the Obama administration.
Andrew Slavitt of QSSI says his company talked in detail about the risks its saw, and passed along those concerns throughout the process.
After the federal website serving 36 states got overwhelmed with technical problems, the administration acknowledged it had not done enough testing.