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Indian-American run firm to fix Obamacare website

Oct 25 2013, 10:46pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) The Obama administration has turned to a technology company run by Indian-Americans to fix the problem ridden website for Americans to buy insurance under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

Washington, Oct 26 — The Obama administration has turned to a technology company run by Indian-Americans to fix the problem ridden website for Americans to buy insurance under President Barack Obama...

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Indian-American run firm to fix Obamacare website

Oct 25 2013, 10:46pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) The Obama administration has turned to a technology company run by Indian-Americans to fix the problem ridden website for Americans to buy insurance under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

Washington, Oct 26 — The Obama administration has turned to a technology company run by Indian-Americans to fix the problem ridden website for Americans to buy insurance under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

Columbia, Maryland, based Quality Software Services Inc, or QSSI, will now serve as a general contractor to oversee repairs to Healthcare.gov launched Oct 1 under the 2010 law nicknamed "Obamacare," said a management consultant hired by the White House to fix it.

The website that runs online insurance exchanges for 36 states to buy compulsory health insurance under the new federal law should be working smoothly for most users by the end of November, Jeffrey Zients, assured reporters in a conference call Friday.

Fourteen other states have built their own exchanges to sell insurance policies to millions of uninsured people in the United States. But many have experienced error messages and long waits in trying to sign on to the federal site.

"It will take a lot of work and there are a lot of problems that will need to be addressed, but the bottom line is that it is fixable," Zients said.

"By the end of November, the vast majority of consumers will be able to successfully and smoothly enrol through Healthcare.gov," he said.

QSSI, a unit of health insurer UnitedHealth Group, produced the federal data hub and a software tool to register consumers that is working relatively well.

So far there was no technology company overseeing the entire project and Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, was serving as the system integrator.

Founded in 1997 by Tony Singh, QSSI describes itself as an organization with a proven track record delivering a broad range of solutions with particular expertise in Security & Privacy, Software Engineering, and Health IT.

Bringing together more than 400 of the most talented personnel in the industry, QSSI management team represents several decades of IT experience serving both public and private clients, it says.

The company is headed by Bikram Bakshi, an inventor or co-inventor of eleven US patents and author of several IEEE conference publications, who joined the company in 2005 as President & CEO.

A graduate in Computer Science and Engineering from the Delhi Institute of Technology, he has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MS in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.

The Chief Operating Officer & CFO of the company is Pawan Malhotra. Before joining the company he was an angel investor and advisor to a number of start-ups in the Washington area and spent several years on Wall Street where he supported companies in raising over $1B of new capital, according to the website.

The company's chief technology officer is Kovilvenni Ramaswamy (Ram) with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from Regional Engineering College in India. He has over 20 years of broad software engineering leadership with design

and development expertise across multiple technology platforms.

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at arun.kumar@ians.in)

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4 weeks ago

iPhone unlocking again legal in U.S. as Obama signs cellphone unlocking bill into law

Aug 1 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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4 weeks ago

Once again, it is now legal to unlock your phone in the United States

Aug 1 2014 2:09pm CDT | Source: App Advice

After being passed unanimously by both the Senate and House of Representatives, U.S. President Barack Obama will today sign the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act.Once signed, it will once again be legal for consumers to unlock their phones.Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, one the bills sponsors, wrote more about the law in a White House blog post co-authored by Jeff Zients:What we saw in the end was a bipartisan commitment to solve a problem that ...
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4 weeks ago

Obama Signs Cell Phone Unlocking Bill Into Law, iPhone Unlocking No Longer Illegal

Aug 1 2014 1:46pm CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

United States President Barack Obama will today sign a bill that makes cell phone unlocking legal again, writing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act into law following its unanimous approval by the Senate and House of Representatives. Obama has long supported the act, which was originally introduced via a 2013 "We the People" petition that gathered more than 100,000 signatures calling for cell phone unlocking to ...
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6 weeks ago

U.S. Democrats press for a crackdown against corporate tax deals

Jul 17 2014 8:28am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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6 weeks ago

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney could be Apple’s next PR chief

Jul 14 2014 8:46pm CDT | Source: App Advice

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is reportedly being considered by Apple to fill the recently vacated position of public relations chief.In a piece recently published by Re/code on Uber’s search for a PR strategy person, Carney’s name is said to be among the names “being bandied about for the other big job opening in tech PR, at Apple.”Carney served as the second press secretary of President Barack Obama’s administration from February 2011 until his resignation jus ...
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6 weeks ago

Apple wants Obama’s former Press secretary to lead its PR

Jul 14 2014 7:59pm CDT | Source: Cult of Mac

Apple has been looking a lot friendlier ever since its PR boss Katie Cotton decided to leave the company last May, and even though no one has been tapped to fill her vacancy yet, Cupertino might be loo ...
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7 weeks ago

Apple agrees to pay smaller suppliers faster as part of Obama’s new ‘SupplierPay’ program

Jul 11 2014 9:14am CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

According to a report from The New York Times, President Barack Obama is set to announce a new program called “SupplierPay” to help boost small businesses, and Apple is one of the 26 companies listed as having already signed on.  The program intends to send money down the supply chain and help strengthen contractors and smaller businesses by giving them access to lower-cost capital and thereby opening up opportunities for hiring more workers. This, the White Ho ...
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