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The price tag for Healthcare.gov just ballooned to $2.2 billion

Maybe the Affordable Care Act isn't so affordable after all.

This week, the Obama administration announced a new $536 million contract for the next five years of improvement and maintenance of Healthcare.gov, the ObamaCare website. The award goes to Accenture, the company that was brought in to fix the website after its disastrous initial launch. The new $536 million contract brings total government spending on the website to more than $2.2 billion.