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Continued: UnitedHealth Group unit says it fixed its exchange flaws

  • Article by: JIM SPENCER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 24, 2013 - 10:07 PM

But as Republicans focused on next week’s grilling of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius before the committee, members of both parties expressed concern that Optum, CGI, Equifax Work Solutions and Serco seemed strangely satisfied with their performance in the production of a website that one person called a half-a-billion-dollar “clunker.”

No one admitted doing anything wrong, noted Democrat Anna Eshoo, who represents California’s tech-rich Silicon Valley.

“We’ve got problems,” she said. “There are thousands of websites that handle [simultaneous visits]. Amazon and eBay don’t crash the week before Christmas.”

 

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