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State Dropping Online Health Exchange For Federal Site

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

DURHAM, Ore. (AP) — After months of trying to get its problem-plagued online health exchange to work, Oregon on Friday officially gave up on the sta...

Oregon May Drop Its State-Run Health Care Exchange

AP | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

BY GOSIA WOZNIACKA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An advisory panel has recommended that Oregon drop its trouble-plagued online heal...

Health Care Website Users Warned Over Heartbleed

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.19.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change...

Health Care Conundrum: Worth The Fight

Trish DeLuca | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Trish DeLuca

As a mother of two grown sons, a sister to nine and an aunt to 21, things can become blurred. When it comes to our 'children' there's a tacit agreement between us: They are priority one. So when my phone rang in late February, I listened intently.

Mayors: We Need to Talk About Procurement

Code for America | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Code for America

Procurement policies were written decades ago when technology looked vastly different than it does today. Procurement policies were drafted around the purchase of buses and street signs, not databases and websites.

Urging the AAPI Community to #GetCovered by March 31

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on March 28, 2014. A trained assistor helps a community member sign up for heal...

Look Mom! I'm Insured! 10 Observations on Obamacare

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

Because of my income, I also wanted to compare Obamacare to the open market. Having read a lot of teeth-gnashing by people who felt cheated on both sides of the equation, I thought it was the responsible thing to do.

Healthcare.gov Just Went Down Again

AP/Huffpost | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's health care website stumbled on deadline day for new sign-ups. Visitors to HealthCare.go...

Last Call for Healthcare

Sid Mohn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

In less than a week, the deadline to apply for coverage under the ACA will be upon us. It's our last window of opportunity to do something great -- to better the health of those most likely to live with chronic, untreated health conditions while simultaneously improving the bottom line of our nation's health care system.

Here's Why Most Uninsured Americans Won't Enroll In Obamacare

Kaiser Health News | Jordan Rau | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business

Provided by Kaiser Health News: With less than a week left until insurers stop accepting new customers through the health care marketplaces, a poll...

Obamacare Website Is Still Really Slow

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you're waiting until the last minute to sign up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, a little extra pat...

You're Young. You're Healthy. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Targeting the "Invincibles"... ...

Jason Linkins

Bill O'Reilly Is Super Upset About 'Between Two Ferns'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.12.2014 | Media

One thing I've got to give President Barack Obama -- when it comes to trolling his ideological opponents, the president is a master of the game. L...

Tons Of People Visited Healthcare.gov After Obama 'Between Two Ferns' Appearance

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama’s appearance on “Between Two Ferns” to encourage young people to sign up for Obamacare seems to be working. White Hou...

Obama Appears On 'Between Two Ferns' With Zach Galifianakis

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama makes his debut on comedian Zach Galifianakis' web-based talk show "Between Two Ferns" Tuesday. White House aides told the ...

Championing Coverage

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The health insurance marketplace puts affordable, quality coverage within reach of more individuals and families -- but only if they sign up by this year's enrollment deadline, March 31, 2014. There is a role for absolutely everyone in making our vision of fully accessible, affordable, quality health care a reality.

Jason Linkins

Vulnerable Dems Decry Failed Launch Of Health Care Website, But Offer No Solutions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

At some point in the recent past, you may have heard that the federal government launched this health insurance exchange website called Healthcare.gov...

Social Security Administration's Cautionary Tale of Customer Service

Liz Wainger | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Liz Wainger

My local Social Security office is a depressing place -- a gray building with metal blue chairs that aren't meant to be sat in for 30 minutes, let alone for the two to three hours that it takes to get any matter resolved here.

Challenges and Progress: Black History Month and Affordable Health Care

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Sebelius

Without the opportunity to live a healthy life, there is no opportunity to live the American dream or participate fully in our communities. Without the security of health insurance, there is no economic security for middle-class families, and for so many other families working their way into the middle class.

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.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Try Reframing Obamacare Debate In New Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched a paid campaign Thursday attacking House Republicans' obsession with repealing ...

Experts: Obamcare Website Is Still Vulnerable To Hackers

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - A group of cyber security professionals is warning that the U.S. government has failed to implement fi...

Healthcare.gov and Social Media: Strange Bedfellows

Mark Weinstein | Posted 03.08.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

While there's a compelling argument to be made for our government having health information on all Americans and certainly on its health care applicants, there are also surprisingly intrusive clauses that are built into HealthCare.gov's privacy policy that may outweigh any benefits.

Exchange Information Disclosure Act: You Can't Have Accountability Without Real-Time Transparency

Rep. Lee Terry | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Rep. Lee Terry

Right now, we know some things about the dysfunctional Healthcare.gov and the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, but it's what we don't know that should keep us all up at night.