Obamacare implementation a shambles

The implementation of Obamacare is a complete shambles, and the administration is lying about it:

In February, Sen. Orrin Hatch pressed Gary Cohen — who is heading up much of the ObamaCare implementation efforts at the Health and Human Services Department — about the status of “service-level agreements” required with all the agencies before they can open their data to the hub. The agreements define services, responsibilities, performance and other terms for data sharing.

Hatch asked Cohen whether HHS had “signed service-level agreements with IRS, the Social Security Administration, homeland security and all the other agencies that will be providing information to the data hub.”

“We have,” Cohen said.

But at that time there were no service-level agreements in force, according to an inspector general report. HHS didn’t sign its first — with the IRS — until March. And all but two of the seven still haven’t been signed.

At that same hearing, Cohen claimed that the agency was “well along” on its data-sharing tests with “Social Security, with homeland security and with IRS” and would “be able to complete that testing by this spring.”

But a June report from the Government Accountability Office found that such tests didn’t even start until May, and that they won’t be finished until September.

At the time the administration was saying that all its agreements in place, it didn’t have any. When it said its tests were well along, they hadn’t even begun.

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