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Obamacare Glitches

Jeffrey Young

Key Obamacare Deadline Pushed Back | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.22.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Health insurance consumers will have an extra eight days to choose a health plan that will be in place on New Year's Day, a federal offi...

Obamacare's Flaws Put Progressive Politics in Jeopardy

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If the Obama administration can't quickly fix the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, not only is President Obama's second term in jeopardy. Progressivism itself is in jeopardy.

The Presidential Health Care Curse: Why Do They Bother?

David Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
David Blumenthal

There is simply no way for presidential health care reformers to avoid grievous political harm, as the experience of President Barack Obama is now demonstrating in spades.


Shan Wells | Posted 01.20.2014 | Denver
Shan Wells


Jeffrey Young

Obama Administration Maps Out Detour Around | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- People interested in buying health insurance under Obamacare could soon skip the website and apply for coverage and finan...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Nancy Pelosi: Democrats 'Stand Tall' For Obamacare Ahead Of 2014 Elections | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) forcefully defended the Affordable Care Act on Sunday and insisted Democrats will stand by...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, people continued to ask: is this the health insurance change we've been waiting for? Having had nearly four years to prepare, the Obama administration continued to deal with the embarrassing, high-glitch, low-enrollment rollout of Obamacare. On Thursday, the president announced a feeble fix, allowing people to keep existing plans for a year, and admitted, about his "you can keep it" promise: "that's on me... we fumbled the rollout." Trying to pounce on the fumble was the GOP-led House, which on Friday passed its own "fix" -- one that would essentially kneecap the law. Of course, it is the shockingly inept rollout that makes the Affordable Care Act vulnerable to such bogus "reforms." The mystery is why Obamacare wasn't entrusted to the same tech wizards responsible for the state-of-the-art Obamacampaign. Odds are you won't hear the president rallying the nation around "the fierce urgency of a fully functioning website by the end of the month," but that's the make-or-break moment the White House is now facing. Hope, indeed.

Jeffrey Young

Woman Thrown Off Health Insurance Doesn't Buy Obama's 'Fix' | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

A California woman whose canceled health insurance policy made her a subject of media scrutiny isn't impressed by President Barack Obama's new policy ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Republican Says House Will Act On Immigration Next Year | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), the lawmaker tasked with electing Republicans to the House, said Friday his chamber will act on immigration r...

Obamacare Official Expressed Fear Of 'Crash'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

(Adds CMS comment in 8th paragraph) By David Morgan WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Almost three months before the botch...

Michael McAuliff

Obamacare Fix Reassures Worried Democrats ... For Now | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A rebellion by Senate Democrats against President Barack Obama's health care law appeared to stall Thursday after Obama moved to let mor...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner Questions If Obamacare Fix Is Legal | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he was "highly skeptical" of President Barack Obama's plan to fix insurance policy can...

Jeffrey Young

Obama Maneuvers To Address Canceled Health Insurance Plans | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday asked health insurance companies to allow individuals whose current plans have been canceled due to the Affordable ...

Democrats Need To Stop Panicking Over Obamacare

New York Magazine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Panic may be the quintessential emotion of the modern Democratic Party. And, unlike the recurrent panics that pop up every six months or so, blot out ...

Jeffrey Young

Not Very Many People Have Signed Up For Obamacare | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.14.2013 | Business

One month into the rollout of Obamacare, 106,185 people had chosen a private health insurance plan using the health care reform law's troubled exchang...

Issa Committee Probing Obamacare Woes

Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

By LAURIE KELLMAN AND RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Probing whether the White House shares blame for health-car...

After Dual Stumbles -- A Return to Parity and Paralyses

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

The real cost of the Democratic misstep is that it makes the next turn of the budget negotiations less predictable and more volatile.

What Else the Obama White House Hasn't Told You About Your Health Insurance

Rosemary Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rosemary Gibson

Nothing in the health care reform law stops the increase in premiums, or how much the medical-industrial complex can bill your health insurance.

Jeffrey Young

Frustrated Obamacare Shoppers Asked To Try Again | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

Consumers who tried and failed to start shopping for health insurance on, Obamacare's troubled web portal, will start receiving invitat...

Strategy Anatomy: Plays Behind the Obamacare Rollout

Alan Kelly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

When corporations and administrations get in a fix, conventional wisdom is to pat down the negatives. (Rarely do they leverage them, but that's another story.) And if they're listening to crisis counselors, the other imperative is to get ahead of the bad news.

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,...

Early Obamacare Data Expected To Reveal Startling Fact

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The Obama administration will release healthcare enrollment numbers for Obamacare's roc...

Jeffrey Young

The Obamacare Successes No One Is Talking About | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business

Obamacare's first month was a mess. After nearly 40 days, still doesn't work right, derailing health insurance sign-ups for those in th...

Jon Stewart and Democrats Should Be Honest About Obama's Failures Including the Obamacare Rollout

Matt Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matt Jones

I love Jon Stewart, but sometimes he is too soft on Obama. This past week he has been critical of the Affordable Care Act rollout, but he chides as if...

What CHIP Implementation Can Teach Us

Gene Lewit | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Gene Lewit

By learning from early experiences with CHIP and working together, policymakers can make the ACA work and cover millions of children, their families and other Americans.