Obamacare enrollment: Deadline to sign up for January 1 coverage is here
December 23rd, 2013
07:03 AM ET
4 months ago

Obamacare enrollment: Deadline to sign up for January 1 coverage is here

(CNN) - Time's almost up.

Monday is the deadline tor residents of most states to sign up for Obamacare if they want coverage starting January 1. And that's a big deal - for two reasons:

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Filed under: Healthcare • Obamacare
Obamacare website down – and back up
December 20th, 2013
01:21 PM ET
4 months ago

Obamacare website down – and back up

Updated 2:23 p.m. ET, 12/20/2013

New York (CNNMoney) - The federal Obamacare exchange website went down again for several hours on Friday, leaving consumers unable to sign up just days before the deadline to obtain coverage by Jan. 1.

In the early afternoon, many visitors were greeted with a message saying the site had a lot of visitors and asked people to wait. By about 2 pm, the site appeared to be operating normally and users were directed to log in or create an account.

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Filed under: Healthcare • Obamacare
More than 1 million get Obamacare so far
December 19th, 2013
08:16 PM ET
4 months ago

More than 1 million get Obamacare so far

Updated 5:57p.m. ET, 12/20/2013

(CNN) – More than 1 million people have purchased new private health insurance on Obamacare exchanges at the state and federal level since the program launched in October, President Barack Obama said on Friday.

Obama told a news conference that more than 500,000 people selected plans through the federally run HealthCare.gov website in the first three weeks of December.

The remaining signed up over the nearly three-month period through online and other programs offered by 14 states.
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Filed under: Healthcare • Obama administration • Obamacare • President Obama
December 17th, 2013
10:02 PM ET
4 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
December 17th, 2013
01:41 PM ET
4 months ago

Microsoft exec to oversee Obamacare website

New York (CNNMoney) - Tech executive Kurt DelBene, who recently served as president of Microsoft's key Office division, was tapped by the government Tuesday to oversee the continued efforts to fix the troubled Obamacare website.

The move was announced by Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of Health and Human Services. DelBene has agreed to stay on the job through at least the first half of next year, she said.

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Filed under: Healthcare • Obama administration • Obamacare
CMS call: Latest HealthCare.gov glitch resolved, Obama administration says
December 16th, 2013
06:06 PM ET
4 months ago

CMS call: Latest HealthCare.gov glitch resolved, Obama administration says

(CNN) – The Obama administration said on Monday it had resolved the latest technical glitch with the HealthCare.gov website, one that hit over the weekend and prevented people from enrolling properly in new policies under Obamacare.

Everyone who has selected a plan from a private insurer through the Obamacare marketplace now should be in direct contact with an insurer to resolve billing and payment, according to the agency responsible for overseeing the website.
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Filed under: Healthcare • HHS • Obamacare
December 11th, 2013
04:32 PM ET
4 months ago

Four stories: After Obamacare 'fix,' many are still left out

Washington (CNN) – In the face of mounting criticism, President Barack Obama announced last month that he would allow insurance companies to renew so-called "subpar" plans for existing customers. But nearly a month later, not everyone is seeing the benefit of this policy change.

CNN spoke with four people in the days and weeks that followed the president's announcement to see how they have been affected. Their results are varied, and for some of them, the future remains uncertain.

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Filed under: Healthcare
Sebelius orders review of Obamacare website woes
December 11th, 2013
01:54 PM ET
4 months ago

Sebelius orders review of Obamacare website woes

Washington (CNN) - Call it a pre-emptive strike.

Hours ahead of her appearance Wednesday before a House subcommittee certain to grill her on the botched launch of the Obamacare website, Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced an internal review of what happened and why.

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Filed under: Healthcare • Kathleen Sebelius • Obamacare
Colorado enrollment spikes, but age may be a problem
Colorado state capitol
December 9th, 2013
07:03 PM ET
4 months ago

Colorado enrollment spikes, but age may be a problem

(CNN) - Health insurance enrollment in at least one state appears to be picking up.

Colorado’s state-based insurance exchange Connect for Colorado announced on Monday that more than 5,000 new customers have purchased private insurance since November 30, increasing the state’s total enrollment numbers in private plans by more than 50 percent.
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Filed under: Healthcare • Kathleen Sebelius
Weekly addresses: Obama pushes jobless benefits extension, GOP slams health care act
December 7th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
4 months ago

Weekly addresses: Obama pushes jobless benefits extension, GOP slams health care act

(CNN) - President Barack Obama continued to put pressure on Republicans on Saturday to extend unemployment benefits while Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina heaped criticism on the Affordable Care Act.

Their comments came in weekly addresses.
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Filed under: Healthcare • President Obama • Renee Ellmers • unemployment
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