Thanksgiving Week Taxpayer News!
No-bid fix: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are attempting to fix the failure of the Obamacare website by awarding another multi-million dollar no-bid contract. Novitas Solutions will be paid $12 million to work on the financial management of the site, which launched October 1. Reuters has more.
Payment delays: The state of Illinois’ human services organizations have been experiencing a historic backlog in payments to taxpayers. As of last week the total owed to citizens totaled $8.8 billion. More information on the State Journal Register.
Cost guzzler: A new report from the National Legal and Public Policy Center shows that Americans are paying an average of $176 for each gallon of gas saved by the public funding of the Chevy Volt. Tax dollars have “saved” over 17 million gallons of gas to date at a cost of over $3 billion.