McKinsey warned senior govt. officials of healthcare.gov problems

More than five months prior to the disastrous launch of healthcare.gov, HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius, CMS head Marilyn Tavenner, and White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park all attended briefings that warned them of impending problems. McKinsey & Company, arguably the most prestigious (and expensive) consulting firm in the world*. The prescient warnings throw into doubt some of the testimony to Congress delivered under oath about officials' awareness of technology issues. Juliet Eilperin and Sandhya Somashekhar of the Washington Post report: Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), who chairs the panel's subcommittee on oversight and investigations, said the presentation suggests that, in the run-up to its fall debut, the enrollment system was more troubled than administration officials have let on. "Despite assurances from Secretary Sebelius, Marilyn Tavenner and [CMS official] Gary Cohen that all was well and on track with the launch of the Affordable Care Act, we now have documents...(Read Full Post)

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