It must be pointed out that many of those in Congress who are complaining the loudest about the difficulties with the website -- are they really concerned about their constituents? -- are the same people who have been railing against the law in the first place.
I'm not sure which is more incomprehensible: the ham-handed launch of registration for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the system's mind-numbing complexity. But the two are related.
HealthCare.gov is just the latest in a long history of projects that have underperformed because of long-standing protocols that discourage all but the biggest technology companies from even submitting bids for government projects.
The bigger problem is that for the ACA to work financially, healthy people, particularly young childless healthy people, need to sign up for insurance. In any health insurance system, these young healthy people keep the cost down for others.
Our healthcare system isn't going to get better anytime soon. That is why it is imperative that you keep yourself and your family healthy by taking preventative measures. But how do you actually do that?
An organization setting out to improve the way it manages business technology initiative such as Healthcare.gov must realize that changing its governance and the organization requires time and attention.
I am writing to request your immediate attention and intervention to assure the promise of the Affordable Care Act does not become a nightmare of deeply angry and horrified Californians cut off from the doctors who have cared for them for many years.
As more states look to revamp their Medicaid programs in the coming months, we urge them to balance the rising need to care for low-income people and aging adults with a long-term goal of controlling healthcare and other spending.
Neoliberals, beware. You need to think less about placating corporate sponsors and reflect more on that old adage: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
The Tea Party did President Obama and the Democrats a big favor by throwing up a cloud of dust around the government shutdown which has thus far obfuscated the unfolding disaster of Obamacare, but the dust is settling and the debacle is becoming clearer by the day.
Our health care system is shaped by the question, "How much would you pay to not die?" This is what we have, and it is impossible to sustain. So what if the value proposition was equally simple but absolutely possible: Help me, my family and friends live long and prosper.
As I watched the political brinksmanship over the last several weeks with the government shutdown that brought the Treasury close to default, I couldn...
Many of us have literally been working on health care reform for decades. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, advocates in particular and the nation in general scored a milestone victory.
When unveiling a new product, the operating approach should be hope for the best but prepare for the worst. It's clear that this approach was not followed, and that major mistakes were made in rolling out the Healthcare.gov website.
The Affordable Care Act has so far survived a shutdown crisis, a Supreme Court challenge, and two elections. This law is not fundamentally about Barack Obama but about much broader issues, which is another reason not to call it "Obamacare."
What happened -- or didn't happen -- to make it the federal exchange so unworkable, at least for now? Here are four possible reasons for the current mess