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Obamacare Glitches

Jeffrey Young

Rush Of Obamacare Enrollees Expected Before Sunday Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business

With only a few days remaining in the second-ever Obamacare sign-up season, the White House, insurance companies and enrollment workers expect a big r...

Jonathan Cohn

Key Obamacare Official Stepping Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

A senior government official with almost unparalleled authority over the U.S. health care system is stepping down, ending a tenure that included one h...

Igor Bobic

Congresswoman: If Not For Obamacare Glitches, My Husband Might Still Be Alive

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) suggested Tuesday that had her husband not encountered difficulties enrolling in health insurance under the...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Train Not Wrecking As Sign-Up Period Kicks Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business

MANASSAS, Virginia -- The website hasn't crashed, government officials aren't scrambling, and Americans are actually using the Obamacare exchanges to ...

Jeffrey Young

It's Obamacare Season! Here's What You Need To Know To Sign Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business

Obamacare enrollment begins again on Saturday, and there's a lot for consumers to figure out. President Barack Obama aims to enroll about 9 millio...

HealthCare.gov Relaunches With 1 Embarrassing Error

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov on Wednesday, with some improvements as well as at least one ear...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Officials Swear Website Will Work This Time Around

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business

HealthCare.gov will be easier to use when Obamacare enrollment starts back up next month -- and not just because the website actually works now, senio...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare At Risk For 310,000 Who Must Provide Proof Of Legal Status

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's administration is contacting 310,000 Obamacare enrollees starting Tuesday to warn them that they must verify they are U.S. ci...

Jeffrey Young

Congress Could Easily Fix A Huge Obamacare Problem. It Won't

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A handful of simple words in a piece of legislation could prevent more than 4 million people losing their health insurance, but Congress...

Obamacare Website Getting So Much Traffic It's Surprising Experts

ProPublica | Charles Ornstein | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business

This story was co-published with NPR's "Shots" blog.For months, journalists and politicians fixated on the number of people signing up for health insu...

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...

Jeffrey Young

Diagnosis: Headaches For Obamacare Enrollees At The Doctor's Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business

Obamacare's enrollment glitches might have been fixed long ago, but they're still causing headaches at doctors' offices and clinics around the country...

Laura Bassett

Obama's New Health Secretary May Change How Washington Works

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Sylvia Mathews Burwell is about to inherit one of the most difficult jobs in Washington. As President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Department of...

Healthy, Wealthy, Wise

Frank A. Weil | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Whatever one's views of individual mandates, keeping your own doctor or contraceptive coverage, the underpinnings of Obamacare offer the promise of stopping the skyrocketing costs that are threatening the quality and availability of coverage to the 55 percent of Americans who receive health insurance through their jobs.

GOP Campaign To Derail Obamacare Fails

New York Magazine | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

The news that the insurance exchanges in Obamacare have exceeded their original enrollment projections — the projections made before the bungled we...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Deadline Safety Valve Comes In Handy As Website Buckles

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business

The latest tweak to the Obamacare deadline came in handy Monday when HealthCare.gov buckled during the rush by millions to sign up for health insuranc...

Peace of Mind for 30 Cents

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

Despite the online technology glitches, Bishnu worked through the application process with the help of a dedicated application counselor. When her insurance card arrived at her home, Bishnu's happiness was palpable.

Nancy Pelosi Thinks Obamacare Will Be 'A Winner' For Democrats In 2014

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sunnily cast aside concerns that the Affordable Care Act would be a liability for Democratic candidates ...

Jeffrey Young

Walking The Uninsured Through Obamacare Sign-Ups Is Tiring And Tedious. It Also Works

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business

SALISBURY, Md. -- If you're wondering why the Obama administration is still so far from its goal of enrolling 6 million Americans into Obamacare, look...

Anti-Obamacare Ads Account For Almost Half Of All Ads This Election Cycle

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Of the 66,000 television ads for House and Senate races that aired through March 9, more than 30,000 conveyed an anti-Affordable Care Act message, Blo...

Even Democrats Are Attacking Each Other On Obamacare Now

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler (D), who is running in a competitive primary to succeed Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), continued to attack one of hi...

GOP Rep: Dems Trying To 'Pivot' To Violence Against Women To Avoid Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) is miffed that congressional Democrats are trying to change the subject from the Affordable Care Act to other policy issues...

Do the Math: Obamacare Won't Change the Number of Uninsured

Munir Moon | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

The numbers for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), despite its good intentions, do not add up.

Another Major Setback For Obamacare Site

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday said it will soon begin hearings to resolve problems for people who enrolled in health insur...

The Glitches of Outsourcing IT Services

Donald Cohen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

The healthcare.gov 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 healthcare.gov example is par for the course.