December 4, 2013
Rep. Darrel Issa (R-Calif.) on Wednesday said he believes the troubled HealthCare.gov website will cost taxpayers more than $1 billion before it is fully operational.
“The fact is, eventually they’ll get this website working, at the cost of probably over a billion dollars,” Issa, chair of the House Oversight Committee, told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer. “They’re probably closer to $700 million now and they’re going to spend a lot more doing the hard parts on the back end.”
Last month, POLITICO reported that top administration tech officials remained unsure how much the website repairs might cost, in the end, but the total expense for the site by mid-November had already hit $600 million.