Dems want refund from ACA contractors

Five House Democrats are asking the Obama administration to seek a refund from the companies who built the Affordable Care Act (ACA) website, which has so far failed to work for most people trying to sign up for health insurance.

"It is no secret that the website has not performed in a satisfactory manner," wrote Reps. Ron BarberRon BarberTen House seats Dems hope Trump will tilt House conducts moment of silence for Tucson shooting anniversary Dem files Ethics complaint on Benghazi panel MORE (D-Ariz.), William Enyart (D-Ill.), Pete GallegoPete P. GallegoTrump campaign's taco truck gaffe underscores Latinos' political power Dem tensions explode in Hispanic Caucus over Trump GOP super-PAC ties vulnerable House Dems to Hillary MORE (D-Texas) Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Filemon Vela (D-Texas).

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"As a result, we ask that you review the contracts and determine whether CGI Federal and/or any other company involved in the construction of the website has violated the terms of its agreement or is in constructive breach of the contract."

The Democrats made this request to Attorney General Eric HolderEric H. HolderLawyer claims death threats after anti-Black Lives Matter lawsuit Adviser: Obama can’t ‘erase decades’ of racism Airbnb enlists civil rights leaders in discrimination fight MORE in a letter released today, but sent late last week. The letter says the administration must "seek to hold contractors accountable for their unsatisfactory work."

The letter was sent just days before the House is scheduled to hold two hearings on the failed ObamaCare rollout. On Tuesday, House Ways & Means will meet with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, and on Wednesday, House Energy & Commerce will hear from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusRomney: Trump victory 'very possible' Fighting for assisted living facilities The chaotic fight for ObamaCare MORE.

Several Republicans have called on Sebelius to resign for failing to oversee the creation of the website, which people are supposed to be able to use to sign up and register for health insurance if they don't have it.