Fisker Automotive Inc., whose $103,000 plug-in hybrid car was driven by celebrities including Justin Bieber, filed for bankruptcy with plans to be acquired by a group said to include Richard Li, son of Hong Kong’s richest man.
Consultants hired by the Obama administration told top officials at the White House and U.S. health department as early as March that construction of the government’s insurance website was at risk of failure, according to a document released by congressional Republicans.
CGI Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Michael Roach told investors at a conference two weeks before the debut of the Obamacare website that the contract marked the start of a “long-term relationship” and a “significant growth opportunity.”
An executive of CGI Group Inc., a contractor criticized for flaws that have hobbled sign-up for health-care exchanges, said the U.S. government is the “ultimate responsible party” for the insurance marketplaces.
CGI Group Inc., the main contractor for the Obamacare health exchanges, will tell lawmakers today it did nothing wrong and blame another vendor and a federal agency for website flaws hobbling online registration.
The U.S. government did final tests of the Obamacare website just days before it went public, while similar projects are tested for months, the main contractors told a House panel investigating flaws that hobbled the debut.
Democrats accused Republicans of “another cynical effort to delay” Obamacare as lawmakers today said they were misled that the federal health exchange website was ready to sign up customers starting Oct. 1.
U.S. regulators failed to act as aggressively as they could against compounding pharmacies like the one at the center of the deadly meningitis outbreak, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg said.