(Bloomberg) — The public employees responsible for overseeing $600 million in contracts to build Healthcare.gov were inadequately trained, kept sloppy records, and failed to identify delays and problems that contributed to millions in cost overruns.
That’s according to a new government audit, published Tuesday. It reveals widespread failures by the federal agency charged with managing the private contractors who built . The audit is the first to document, in detail, how shoddy oversight by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which manages federal health programs including the Affordable Care Act, contributed to the website’s early struggles.
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