A report from a whistle-blowing employee at an Obamacare facility says employees are being paid to do nothing and that at times 1,800 data entry processors are present to work on just 30 health care applications.
The report from KMOV-TV in Missouri features an employee of Serco, a data-processing company with a $1.2 billion contract for Obamacare work. The worker, whose voice is disguised to protect his identity, stated, “There were some entire weeks that went by that a data entry person would not process a single application.”
Instead, employees are staring at computer screens with no work to do and were told to just “sit at their computers and hit the refresh button every 10 minutes.”
Obamacare has been rocked by massive spending since it was launched, with Fox News reporting that Serco was given $1.2 billion to hire 1,500 workers to process paper applications for coverage.
The employee, whose identity was concealed for the television interview, said the company was being paid to have people on staff, not accomplish work.
Moreover, he added, “They want to hire even more people even though we still don’t have work.”
The company declined to respond to the station’s request for comment, and the government agency handling the contract, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, gave a generic response that funds are spent appropriately and staff reviewed regularly.
But Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., seemed concerned, “We need to look carefully,” he said.
Ya think so, Roy?!?!
Give ol’ Roy the understatement of the year award.