October 22nd, 2013
08:37 AM ET
1 year ago

Kentucky governor praises health care launch

(CNN) – Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear of Kentucky said Obamacare sign-ups are working just fine in his state, where 640,000 people don't have insurance.

"We're signing up people at roughly a thousand a day. It's a great rate and a great success so far," he said on CNN's "New Day."
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Filed under: Health care • Kentucky
Fmr. Obama innovation expert: HealthCare.gov created by "sloppy" contractors
October 22nd, 2013
08:27 AM ET
1 year ago

Fmr. Obama innovation expert: HealthCare.gov created by "sloppy" contractors

Washington (CNN) – A former member of President Barack Obama's technology team says the website where Americans are supposed to be able to enroll in health care exchanges was created by a "sloppy" team of contractors who were selected through a flawed federal procurement process.

Clay Johnson, who served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow beginning in August 2012, wrote in a blog post on October 7 that signs of flaws on Healthcare.gov were apparent from the day it went online, including the use of placeholder text in the site's code.

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Filed under: Health care • President Obama
2 numbers that could cause another shutdown
Republicans Jeff Sessions and Paul Ryan and Democrats Patty Murray and Chris Van Hollen are leading a bipartisan group of lawmakers who are trying to forge a budget agreement to fund the government for 2014.
October 22nd, 2013
08:00 AM ET
1 year ago

2 numbers that could cause another shutdown

New York (CNNMoney) – Forget a grand bargain. Most people will be relieved if Congress can just agree on funding for fiscal year 2014, which started three weeks ago.

Lawmakers have until mid-January, when the current round of temporary government funding expires, to figure it out. If they don't, the country could be at risk of yet another shutdown.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Congress • Government Shutdown
October 22nd, 2013
07:30 AM ET
1 year ago

Report: Healthcare website failed test ahead of rollout

Washington (CNN) – The president's healthcare sign-up web page was supposed to handle tens of thousands of people at once. But in a trial run days before its launch, just a few hundred users flatlined the site.

Despite the problems, federal health officials pushed aside the crash cart and rolled out HealthCare.gov on October 1 as planned, The Washington Post reported.

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Filed under: Health care
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