More than 1.1 million Obamacare enrollees
December 29th, 2013
09:02 AM ET
9 months ago

More than 1.1 million Obamacare enrollees

(CNN) - More than 1.1 million people enrolled in health care coverage through the federal marketplace between October 1 and December 24, the government announced Sunday.

The vast majority of them - 975,000 - enrolled in December, Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said in a blog post.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare
Healthcare.gov withstood traffic onslaught this week, administration says
December 27th, 2013
05:45 PM ET
9 months ago

Healthcare.gov withstood traffic onslaught this week, administration says

Washington (CNN) - The federal website where Americans can sign up for new health insurance saw a rush of traffic ahead of this week’s deadline to secure coverage by next year, an Obama administration official said on Friday.

Julie Bataille, communications director for the agency directing the website, said 880,000 people visited HealthCare.gov on Christmas Eve – which was the last day Americans could go online to select plans beginning January 1.
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Conservative group slams Obamacare with new ads
December 26th, 2013
11:19 AM ET
9 months ago

Conservative group slams Obamacare with new ads

(CNN) - The conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity is closing out the year with a pair of new ads targeting Democratic members of the House who voted for Obamacare.

Over $600,000 will be spent on spots airing in the districts of Richard Nolan of Minnesota and Ann McLane Kuster of New Hampshire, according to AFP. The new spots put AFP’s total Obamacare TV ad-spending for 2013 at roughly $16 million, money that comes in part from the billionaire Koch brothers.
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Filed under: 2014 • Health care • Obamacare
Sign-ups surge ahead of Obamacare deadline
December 24th, 2013
12:18 PM ET
9 months ago

Sign-ups surge ahead of Obamacare deadline

(CNNMoney) - Eager to get health insurance starting Jan. 1, Americans flocked to state and federal Obamacare exchanges Monday to sign up for policies.

The federal exchange site, healthcare.gov, saw nearly 2 million page views and the call center received more than 250,000 calls, officials said. It was a record traffic day that left some consumers stuck in an electronic line on the website or on hold for long periods on the phone.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare
December 23rd, 2013
03:03 PM ET
9 months ago

Obama signs up for Obamacare

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is signed up for an insurance plan through the law that bears his name, the White House said Monday, although the coverage is symbolic.

A White House official told CNN that Obama was enrolled over the weekend through an online insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • President Obama
Pelosi: Obamacare fallout will be reversed, won't hurt Democrats
December 23rd, 2013
02:14 PM ET
9 months ago

Pelosi: Obamacare fallout will be reversed, won't hurt Democrats

(CNN) - The top Democrat in the House predicted that any political fallout from the new healthcare law will be reversed within months.

"By the time we get into the spring, I think the Affordable Care Act will either be a wash or a plus for Democrats," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Monday on a conference call.
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Filed under: Health care • Nancy Pelosi • Obamacare
December 23rd, 2013
06:00 AM ET
9 months ago

CNN Poll: Health care law support drops to all-time low

Washington (CNN) – Support for the country's new health care law has dropped to a record low, according to a new national poll.

And a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday also indicates that most Americans predict that the Affordable Care Act will actually result in higher prices for their own medical care.
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December 17th, 2013
10:02 PM ET
9 months ago

Tech source: We weren't at White House for health care chat

Washington (CNN) - While President Barack Obama and White House aides may have wanted the nation's top tech executives to help dissect their botched health care website, the industry titans themselves had something else in mind: the federal government's vast cybersnooping.

A source familiar with Tuesday's discussion at the White House said several executives at the meeting were frustrated with the White House's focus on HealthCare.gov, because the chiefs came to Washington to voice their concerns on surveillance issues.
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Filed under: Health care • Healthcare • NSA • Obama administration
A holiday tradition: First lady visits children's hospital
December 16th, 2013
09:41 PM ET
9 months ago

A holiday tradition: First lady visits children's hospital

(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama brought holiday cheer to young patients at Children's National Medical Center in Washington on Monday - a tradition that dates back 60 years with first lady Bess Truman.

"This is one of my favorite traditions ... coming to see you guys at the hospital," she told a group of children, staff members and families that had gathered to see her.

After a tour through the medical care unit, Obama sat down to read "A Visit From St. Nicholas" ('Twas the night before Christmas ...) to the group.
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Filed under: Health care • Michelle Obama • White House
Report: Thousands of HealthCare.gov enrollment records haven’t reached insurers, but inaccuracies declining
December 14th, 2013
01:36 PM ET
9 months ago

Report: Thousands of HealthCare.gov enrollment records haven’t reached insurers, but inaccuracies declining

Updated 12/14/2013 at 3:01 p.m. ET

(CNN) – The Obama administration said Saturday that the rate of inaccuracies in a key enrollment records from HealthCare.gov is declining, but a federal analysis shows about 15,000 consumer sign up forms were never sent to insurance companies due to technical problems with the website.

Following the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the online enrollment tool for Americans to sign up for health insurance, Obama administration officials vowed to get the site working for the vast majority of users.
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Filed under: Health care • HHS • Obamacare
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