This post is for the non tin foil hat wearing crowd... but before I get started..
Grant - you seem quite angry these days, I liked you a lot more when you were white chocolate and making me feel less manly with your boat DIY projects (OK - I guess that's still happening).
Anyway... The contract for the healthcare.gov site was awarded to CGI Federal as a no-bid contract because they were a "pre-vetted" contractor already working on Medicare and Medicaid projects. These big contracting companies are generally full of slugs who's job it is to show up every day and do as little as possible so the client (in this case the US gov't) has to hire even more people to get anything done.
Michelle Obama had nothing to do with it (shocker I know).
It's not like any of this is a secret: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...ealthcare-gov/