” UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Quality Software Services Inc. (QSSI), which built the data hub for the ObamaCare system, has been named the new general contractor in charge of repairing the glitch-plagued HealthCare.gov.
Welters and his wife, Beatrice, have shoveled piles of cash into Obama’s campaign coffers and apparently reaped the rewards.
Beatrice Welters bundled donations totaling between $200,000 and $500,000 for Obama’s campaign during the 2008 election cycle, according to campaign- finance data compiled by Center for Responsive Politics.
Aside from the obvious ethicality questions raised by having an insurance company that stands to profit handsomely off of the Obama exchanges being put in charge of creating the website for the exchanges , what of the blatant , in-your-face cronyism on display in awarding a major business contract to one of Obama’s biggest financial supporters ?
” The couple then became top donors for Obama’s inauguration festivities, kicking in $100,000 out of their own pockets and bundling another $300,000 from friends and business associates, according to the center.
The investments quickly paid off for Beatrice Welters. The Obama administration tapped her in 2009 for the plum job of US ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, which she held through last November.”
A little quid pro quo goes along way in Obamaworld . The ambassadorship was apparently just the first course in the payback for the Welters . Now the main course is served …
” What’s more, UnitedHealth Group is one of the largest health-insurance companies in the country and spent millions lobbying for ObamaCare.
QSSI has been paid an estimated $150 million so far, but officials couldn’t say how much more the company might collect on the repair contract.
The couple have been frequent guests at the White House.Visitors logs show at least a dozen visits between the two by the end of 2012, the most recent information available.”
It’s good to be friends of the King , and very lucrative as well .