AFP: McClure’s Guilty Plea Demonstrates Need for ObamaCare Audit

Jul 1, 2014 by AFP

Culture of Corruption and Mismanagement Surrounds Connect for Health Colorado

DENVER – Americans for Prosperity – Colorado offered the following statement in response to Christa Ann McClure, former director of Connect for Health Colorado, pleading guilty to defrauding taxpayers while running a non-profit housing agency in Montana. AFP highlighted that this is yet the latest report of gross mismanagement or corruption to come from the state’s beleugered ObamaCare health insurance exchange.

“It’s clear to Colorado taxpayers that there is a deficiency of responsible leadership – both at Connect for Health Colorado and in the state Capitol,” explained Dustin Zvonek, Colorado State Director of Americans for Prosperity. “Between the wasted dollars and gross over-compensation to Patty Fontneau and now this revelation, it’s time for Governor Hickenlooper and the state legislature to fully audit the organization and find out just how badly tax dollars are being wasted. It’s clear that there are chronic failures at the agency and until it is audited, we will not know how much money has been wasted, or where to begin the process of fixing the problem and holding responsible parties accountable.”

AFP previously called for an audit of the exchange after CEO Patty Fontneau’s exorbitant compensation was revealed, alongside indications she was not a strong manager:

“CEO Patty Fontneau’s payout comes in the wake of recent news reports that didn’t reflect well on her honesty and management acumen, raising questions about whether there’s a disconnect between pay and performance at Connect for Health Colorado,” noted Zvonek in a prior statement.