National Journal: Darrell Issa Will Investigate Why Obamacare Window Shoppers Had to Register
October 28th, 2013 | Posted in In the News
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa announced earlier this week that he would investigate why CGI Federal was instructed at the last minute to disable the anonymous shopping feature on the Obamacare website and require consumers to create profiles before viewing health insurance prices.
The design has been criticized by web developers, who note it could be one of the reasons HealthCare.gov crashed.
At Thursday’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the faulty Obamacare website, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., read portions of a letter from Issa, R-Calif., seeking a response from Cheryl Campbell, senior vice president at CGI Federal, the company contracted to create the online federal-exchange interface.
“Although CGI officials were not able to identify who within the administration made the decision to disable the anonymous shopping feature, evidence is mounting that political considerations motivated the decision,” the letter reads.