Testifying before Congress today, contractors who worked on the failed Obamacare website noted that for a project of such scale and complexity, months of testing would have been ideal.
But though the Department of Health and Human Services had three and a half years to stand the website up, it left testing to the last two weeks before the October 1 launch date. And instead of letting the contractors do the work, CMS – the Medicare agency within HHS – did the job itself.
You’ve seen the result.
Here’s some video from today’s hearing.