HOT BLAST: Pay attention, public officials
Nov 05, 2013 | 1332 views |  0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On NPR's Morning Edition, Jeff Cohen looked at the payday for private contractors in staffing Obamacare call centers.

Cohen focused on Maximus, "the company Connecticut has contracted to run its call center."

Only one hitch, the state government will not provide details on how the company is being paid. Maximus announced its arrangement with Connecticut is worth $15 million over three years, a figure that the state will neither confirm nor deny.

So, Cohen looked around the nation at other private companies operating Obamacare call centers. The response from Mark Larson, who is in charge of Vermont's exchange, is especially refreshing:

"We are spending taxpayer dollars and we understand our responsibility to ensure that there's transparency in how those dollars are being spent, to whom they're being given, and what we get in return for them. And we want to make sure that it's easy for Vermonters or others to find that information." 

Thank you, Mr. Larson, for stating the obvious. 

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