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Politically Connected Firms Got Lion’s Share of Health Exchange Contracts

“Legacy contractors with deep political pockets” who hired “some of the biggest lobbying powerhouses in Washington” and donated $32 million to federal candidates in 2011 and 2012 got the lion’s share of the estimated $634 million the Obama administration spent to build the glitch-ridden Healthcare.gov, according to an analysis by the Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group.“All but one of the 47 contractors who won contracts to carry out work on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) worked for the government prior to its passage,”  Sunlight blogger Bill Allison reported.

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