Optum Declares HealthCare.gov Job Done

The contractor tapped to rescue the flailing HealthCare.gov in the fall of 2013 declared its work finished Thursday and said it doesn't plan to continue overseeing the website that sells subsidized insurance to millions of Americans as part of the federal health law.

The contractor tapped to rescue the flailing HealthCare.gov in the fall of 2013 declared its work finished Thursday and said it doesn’t plan to continue overseeing the website that sells subsidized insurance to millions of Americans as part of the federal health law.

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“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,” said Matt Stearns, a spokesman for the company, the technology unit of insurer “Our job has been completed."

The company believes that relinquishing its HealthCare.gov role will have give it more freedom to pursue other contracts, said Mr Stearns. “By no longer acting as senior adviser to HealthCare.gov, Optum can seek to assist in other projects and leverage our ability to develop and operate large transactional systems that advance health care.”

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