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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...

My 2014 'McLaughlin Awards' Part 2

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Best Idea for 2014 was requiring police to wear body cameras. This idea was so good it actually cut across the lines of the protestors and the supporters of police. Many on both sides of that divide support the idea, for what boils down to the same reason: the camera doesn't lie.

My 2014 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Loath as we are to admit it, there was no single Biggest Winner Of 2014, because the award must be handed, collectively, to the Republican Party. A case could be made for Mitch McConnell, since he will win the biggest prize of any Republican next year: control of the United States Senate.

Jeffrey Young

Hurry Up! Big Obamacare Deadline Coming Monday

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business

The first Obamacare enrollment deadline for next year is just three days away, meaning Monday is the last day for people in most states who buy their ...

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 Sign-Ups Near 500,000 After First Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business

More than 460,000 people enrolled in a private health insurance plan on the federally run Obamacare exchanges in 37 states during the first week of th...

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...

Sam Stein

Inside Obama's Plan To Beat Health Care Enrollment Expecations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Willie Sutton supposedly said he robbed banks because that's where the money is. As the Obama administration tries to firm up the health...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Enrollment Goal For 2015 Is 9 Million, Lower Than Expected

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business

Just days ahead of the next Obamacare sign-up period, the Department of Health and Human Services is scaling back projections of how many people will ...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Shoppers Get Sneak Peek At New Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business

Health insurance consumers using HealthCare.gov will get their first look at the prices for 2015 coverage starting Sunday night, when window shopping ...

Jeffrey Young

HealthCare.gov Is Ready For An Onslaught Of Shoppers, Obama Administration Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As it prepares for both a wave of new health insurance shoppers and a return of many seeking to re-enroll, the team behind HealthCare.go...

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...

Gerry Smith

Hacker Succeeds In Breaking Into HealthCare.gov For First Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.05.2014 | Technology

A hacker broke into HealthCare.gov and installed malicious software on one of its servers in the first successful breach of the health insurance excha...

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...

Obama Poll Watch -- May 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In five out of the last six months, in fact, Obama's numbers have gotten better. He is now roughly where he was right before the impact of the Obamacare website rollout hit his approval rating.

Obama Poll Watch -- April 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama has gained back all the ground he had lost and then some (well, "and then a little bit more" would be more accurate...). He still hasn't quite made it back to where his poll numbers were before the Obamacare website rollout, but if the trendlines continue in May, he is at least within reach of this goal for the first time since October.

Uninsured Rate Drops To New Low As Obamacare Sign-Ups Surge

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business

The percentage of Americans without health insurance is at its lowest since Gallup started tracking such data in 2008. According to Gallup's most ...

Patiently Crunching Obamacare's Numbers

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We are in the midst of a political battle over the Obamacare numbers right now, so it seemed like a good time to examine what they all mean, in an attempt to interject some clarity into a very confusing debate.

Friday Talking Points -- 'And Counting'

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats, from this point on, should adopt a very simple technique to disarm Republican squabbles about Obamacare numbers. To every figure quoted for people gaining health insurance, Democrats should end with "... and counting."

Unsung Heroes of Obamacare's Enrollment Surge

Martha Bergmark | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Martha Bergmark

As this year's enrollment period comes to a close, attention will now turn to the law's impact on health care delivery. But it's worth pausing to take stock of the forces that helped turn enrollment numbers around and expand access to affordable care. They deserve some recognition.

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama's job approval polling was down a bit last month, ending three months of positive news. He didn't slip back much, but the reversal does bring up a serious question: is Obama stuck in a "new normal" of job approval numbers in the low-40s range?

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...

Democrats Should Launch Pro-Obamacare Ad Campaign

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There is no shortage of personal stories like this out there. The Democrats should be actively seeking such stories and presenting them to the public. Vetting the stories will be important, to avoid the egg-on-face nature of many of the anti-Obamacare ads, but this shouldn't be all that hard to accomplish.