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Health Website Firms On Hot Seat In House Hearing

Source: Kelly Kennedy and Catalina Camia / USA Today

WASHINGTON — Contractors who built the troubled health care website are testifying Thursday that confusion between the tech firms and high demand for insurance led to problems with the HealthCare.gov site.

But Cheryl Campbell, senior vice president of CGI Federal, told the House Energy and Commerce Committee that the Obama administration ultimately bears responsibility as the “systems integrator or quarterback on this project.”

When the tech contractors were asked by Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., whether they recommended delaying the Oct. 1 launch of the website to the administration, they indicated it was not up to them.

“It was not our decision to go live,” Campbell said, saying such a call was up to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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