GOP probes Accenture's ObamaCare contract

Republican lawmakers are looking into the Obama administration's decision to hire Accenture to finish work on ObamaCare's troubled federal enrollment site.

GOP leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote to the tech services company on Thursday asking for details on its HealthCare.gov contract and any related projects.

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Leaders also asked for all communications between Accenture, the White House and federal health officials.

"Testimony ... suggests that your company will not only be responsible for fixing HealthCare.gov, but also for building the payment and financial management systems the [marketplace] requires, which have not yet been completed," the letter stated.

Accenture is under serious pressure to finish these projects by the middle of next month. Administration officials have said that unless the firm meets its deadline, the healthcare law will be in jeopardy and the entire healthcare industry threatened.

The Republicans asked Accenture Thursday for a briefing in the next two weeks on how it bid for the ObamaCare contract and how the company is handling the transition from CGI Federal, the original contractor it replaced.

CGI was responsible for the account creation and eligibility determination functions at HealthCare.gov, both of which were badly flawed.

The company was fired in January after a months-long triage effort by the administration substantially improved the site.

Its replacement, Accenture, signed a 12-month contract worth $90 million after an abbreviated bidding process, according to reports.

Thursday's letter was signed by Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Vice Chairwoman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), all of the Energy and Commerce Committee.