(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."
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.
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.
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.