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June 19 (Bloomberg) — A contractor the Obama administration hired to monitor progress on its health insurance website, HealthCare.gov, repeatedly warned the project was falling behind before the site failed in October, Senate Republicans said in a report.

The contractor, TurningPoint Global Solutions, “raised a litany of red flags” about the project in audits for the government beginning about a year before the website opened Oct. 1, according to the report by two Republican senators, Orrin Hatch of Utah and Charles Grassley of Iowa. A month before the site went live, the contractor said that of 355,000 lines of code, 21,000 had defects.

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