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HealthCare.Gov Website Faces New Challenge: Tax Forms

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this...

Obamacare Exchanges Facing Applicant Verification Issues, Watchdog Finds

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics

(Adds statement from Obamacare administrator) By David Lawder WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) - Online insurance marketplac...

Ready For v2.0?

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

(Reuters) - The Obama administration is revamping the health insurance marketplace and removing significant parts from it to ensure tha...

The Glitches of Outsourcing IT Services

Donald Cohen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

The launch is a debacle for those who believe that we should outsource public services to for-profit companies without adequate planning and oversight. Sadly, when it comes to outsourcing government IT services, the example is par for the course.

Dem Rep Blames GOP Repeal Attempts For Low Obamacare Numbers

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), discussing the Department of Health and Human Services’ recent release of Affordable Care Act enrollment number... Says It Got 1 Million Visitors Monday

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

The federal healthcare exchange website got one million visitors Monday, the day of its well-publicized relaunch, according to a tweet ...

5 Ways Could Get Hacked

Michael Gregg | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

Glitches and outages have been the main focus thus far in the scrutiny over the website - but a bigger problem could be looming on the horizon for Americans who wish to enroll on the site: hacking.

Experts: Fix Will Be Tougher Than Obama Thinks

AP | BREE FOWLER | Posted 11.22.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology experts say healing what ails the website will be a tougher task than the Obama administration acknowledge...

West Asks If There's 'Malicious Intent' Behind Obama's 'Incompetence'

The Huffington Post | Farah Mohamed | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) suggested there might be "malicious" intent behind the Obama administration's health care website glitches, its foreig...

Oregon's Obamacare Website Hasn't Enrolled Anyone Because It Doesn't Work

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

(Adds statehouse testimony from program's executive director, paragraphs 7-9 and 19) By Jonathan Kaminsky Nov 20 (Reute...

Website Glitches Are No Katrina

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Is it okay to highlight website problems? Yes. Is it okay to push the president to get these tech issues resolved quickly? Absolutely. But when did having website problems become the same thing as not sending enough help to those dying and suffering in the midst of a devastating hurricane?

Obamacare Troubles Give Boost To Republicans

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The health care law's seemingly endless problems are giving congressional Republicans a much-needed boost of energy,...

Uninsured Americans Ignoring Major Part Of Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

One of the key parts of President Obama’s health care reform law is largely being ignored, according to a new poll. Just 22 percent of uninsured...

Obama Promises To Smooth Out Health Care Problems

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expressing sympathy for Americans who are getting kicked off their health insurance plans, but says they...

GOP Senator Calls For Obamacare 'Time-Out'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte wants to press "pause" on rolling out the U.S. healthcar...

Obamacare Rollout Poorly Done, Americans Say

Kaiser Health News | Jordan Rau | Posted 11.01.2013 | Business

From Kaiser Health News: The public has a dim view of how the government has rolled out the health care law so far, but those stumbles have not c...

Google Wants To Save

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Experts from top technology and Internet companies including Google Inc, Oracle Corp and Red Hat Inc ...

RoboCop's ED-209 Is a Perfect Analogy for

Robert Lockard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robert Lockard

At the start of the 1987 film RoboCop, a giant robot called ED-209 is introduced as "the future of law enforcement." Unfortunately, it turns out to be a huge disappointment.

Sebelius To Face Tough Questioning Amid Obamacare Troubles

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans said Sunday they intend to press Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration's t...

Kate Sheppard

Democrats Call On Obama Administration To Delay Health Care Deadlines | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Two Senate Democrats have put forward separate plans that would push back enforcement of some of the Affordable Care Act's provisions ...

In the Wake of the Website Launch

Gina Furia Rubel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Gina Furia Rubel

Instead of antiquated PowerPoint presentations, how about a detailed strategic development, testing and website launch plan from the private companies hired to design, build and manage the multi-million dollar website?

Jeffrey Young

White House Announces Target For Fixing | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics, the online portal to Obamacare enrollment, will reliably allow consumers to shop and sign up for health coverage by late November, a s...

Swing And A Miss

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

By Caroline Humer NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Americans hitting roadblocks on the new U.S. government-run healthcare website have bee...

Kathleen Sebelius Promoting Obamacare Amid Calls For Resignation

AP | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

BY TERRY TANG, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says officials are working "24-7" to mak...

House Committee Holding Hearing On Glitches

Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR AND STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The principal contractors responsible for the federal govern...