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Obamacare Glitches

Obamacare Exchanges Facing Applicant Verification Issues, Watchdog Finds

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2014 | 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.

How One Ohio Family Came to Love Obamacare

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.21.2014 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

I have read so many horror stories about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that when I read the story of how a skeptical Ohio family found plenty to like in the ACA, I had to assume that TIME Magazine was lying.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Glitches Forced Woman To Postpone Cancer Surgery

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

UPDATE: 5:02 p.m. -- After the publication of this article, K.C. Handler received confirmation from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center that her An...

Jeffrey Young

So Much For The Obamacare Apocalypse

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

The first days of Obamacare enrollment were a mess. The first days of Obamacare benefits, on the other hand, went quietly. The health care industry ex...

Jeffrey Young

Happy New Year! Now You Can Use Your New Obamacare Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

When the clock strikes midnight for the new year Wednesday, it also will ring in a new day for the American health care system. President Barack Ob...

Top 10 PR Blunders of 2013

Rich Robinson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media
Rich Robinson

Power going out at the Super Bowl; Maker's Mark announcing its plans to dilute its whiskey; the woman who hid under her desk to avoid a TV reporter; Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend and a Canadian mayor's crack-laced meltdown. All great, but not Sponge-worthy.

How To Make Sure You Actually Signed Up For Obamacare

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 12.25.2013 | Business

CHICAGO (AP) — The deadline has passed, and so too the surprise grace period, for signing up for health insurance as part of the nation's health car...

Jeffrey Young

Last-Minute Extension Obamacare Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business

People now have until Tuesday to sign up for insurance via HealthCare.gov, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Monday. Th...

13 People Who Just Want Their Craptastic 2013 To Be Over Already

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

As office holiday parties run out of booze and Christmas cookies supplies run dangerously low, it comes time to reflect upon the highs and lows of the...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare's Next Great Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Obamacare's most crucial deadline thus far is mere days away, sparking a mad dash as Americans seek health coverage for 2014 and put the system to its...

Obamacare Could Face Even More Problems

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Americans have only a few more days to sign up for insurance plans created under Presi...