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Weak HHS Oversight Of ACA IT Projects Weakened Marketplace Rollout, GAO Says

(September 17, 2015, 12:17 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The government must exercise better oversight of information technology projects such as the $1.45 billion in federal funds made available for state-based Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance exchanges, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) said in a Sept. 17 report.

(Report available. Document #93-150930-019X.)

Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) spent nearly $1.45 billion funding state marketplaces, according to GAO. And while the states reported spending almost 89 percent of those funds...
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