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Hawaii Health Insurance Exchange Director Resigns

Civil Beat | Nathan Eagle | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

Coral Andrews, the head of the non-profit quasi-governmental agency in charge of implementing the Affordable Care Act in Hawaii, announced Friday that...

Obama Officials Upbeat About Health Site Fixes

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — There won't be a magic moment, but the Obama administration's much-maligned health insurance website should be able to weather an ...

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...

What We Can Learn From the Debacle

Adam Levin | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
Adam Levin

It's time for Team Obama to read a few Management 101 books and come up with a plan for the rollout of the Affordable Care Act that is more than politics, press conferences and empty promises.

Rx for Obamacare: Four Things the President Should Do Now

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The president has accomplished many things during his time in office, but his primary legacy will always be Obamacare, and that is what he and his party will be judged on, especially in 2016.

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.

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...


Shan Wells | Posted 01.20.2014 | Denver
Shan Wells


Obamacare Website Isn't Even Done Being Built

Reuters | David Morgan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Up to 40 percent of the technology needed to run the new Obamacare health insurance marketplace has not yet been built and will...

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...

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...

Obamacare Website Fixes Expected After Crucial Deadline

AP | By KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

MIAMI (AP) — The website will still be a work in progress beyond the end of the month, Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sai...

GOP Rep Just Can't Believe How Much Obamacare Work Is Still Left To Be Done

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

As the White House inches closer to its self-imposed Nov. 30 deadline to fix, one federal official testified Tuesday that a large porti...

Sam Stein

This Insurance Company Is Reaching Customers By Poking Fun At Obamacare | Sam Stein | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top health insurer in Iowa is launching a new ad campaign poking fun at the failure of Obamacare's federal exchanges and encouraging...

Expert To Warn Congress Of Security Bugs

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Jim Finkle BOSTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A respected security expert will warn Congress on Tuesday that the Obama administration's he...

Not Katrina II, But BP Oil Spill II?

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The BP oil disaster was a technological and man-made problem, which required even greater amounts of technological wizardry to fix. After the well was finally (finally!) successfully capped, there was an enormous aftermath that went on for a very long period of time.

White House: 20 Percent Of Americans Won't Make It Through Health Care Website

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says 20 percent of Americans won't make it through the website to buy health insurance through new exchanges. The...

Obamacare Bans Fake Insurance, Public Outraged!

Daryl Rowland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

"I was paying $14 a month for a very nice looking wallet cards that made it look like I had insurance," said Doris Duperette of Springfield, Alabama. "It had my name on it, all kinds of tiny printed words and numbers. And it fit right in my purse! What more did I need?"

Obama's Gift to the Republicans

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The ancient Greeks liked to say that character is fate.The colossal mess that Obamacare has become reflects both the character of the legislation and that of the president who sponsored it. The Affordable Care Act, as a government mandate for people to purchase private insurance with an array of possible subsidies, had too many moving parts. It was an accident waiting to happen. As many of us wrote at the time, Medicare for All would be simpler to execute, easier to understand, and harder for Republicans to oppose. But this was not to be. Instead we got a program that was poorly understood by the public because it was almost impossible to explain and even harder to execute.

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 ...

White House Tries Boosting Obamacare Numbers, Releases Airborne Pathogens Which Target Young People

Spencer Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"We're just gently nudging younger people into seeing how beneficial the new health care system is," says Health and Human Services/Biological Havoc spokesperson Alan Kollop.

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...