The contractor responsible for the embattled HealthCare.gov website is stepping down from its role now that “our job has been completed.”
“Having achieved the goal of making HealthCare.gov a stable and reliable platform for people seeking coverage, Optum will not rebid to continue the role of senior adviser,” Matt Stearns, a company spokesman, said in a Wall Street Journal article last week. Optum’s contract expires in July.
It was one of 33 contractors working on the $800 million website before it launched in October 2013. In that role, Optum set up the Data Services Hub, which handles band-end queries of federal databases, and the tool for handling initial sign-in data, according to a ModernHealthcare article.
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