Seven states reject Obama insurance proposal
November 20th, 2013
04:45 PM ET
11 months ago

Seven states reject Obama insurance proposal

(CNN) - If you like your health insurance plan, you might still be out of luck.

At least if you live in one of the seven states that have rejected the President Barack Obama's proposal to allow health insurance companies to renew plans not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Healthcare • Indiana • Massachusetts • Minnesota • Obamacare • President Obama • Rhode Island • Vermont • Washington State
Unfortunate symbolism for Sebelius
November 20th, 2013
03:19 PM ET
11 months ago

Unfortunate symbolism for Sebelius

(CNN) - Talk about bad timing.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius paid a visit Tuesday to community health center in Florida where a group of navigators were helping local consumers sign up for health insurance through the federal exchange website - HealthCare.gov.

As she stopped to talk to one of the enrollees, the website temporarily crashed.
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Filed under: Florida • Healthcare • Kathleen Sebelius • Obamacare
Obama: ‘Probably no bigger gap’ between private and public sector than info technology
November 19th, 2013
09:48 PM ET
11 months ago

Obama: ‘Probably no bigger gap’ between private and public sector than info technology

(CNN) - While admitting his administration underestimated the challenges involved in developing and executing a functioning federal healthcare exchange website, President Barack Obama said the deeper issue is how inefficiently the federal government manages information technology (IT).

"In fact, there's probably no bigger gap between the private sector and the public sector than IT," Obama said on Tuesday at a Wall Street Journal conference in Washington.
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Filed under: Healthcare • Obamacare
November 19th, 2013
09:29 PM ET
11 months ago

Obamacare enrollments pick up steam but don't include many young people

(CNN) - Obamacare might be off to a slow start but it's starting to pick up steam, at least in states that are not using the beleaguered HealthCare.gov website.

For the past month, CNN has conducted a state-by-state survey to determine enrollment in the new insurance plans. As of Tuesday afternoon, at least 133,257 people had chosen new insurance plans in the 14 states with their own signup apparatuses. Nearly half of them were enrolled in the past two weeks.

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Filed under: Healthcare • Obamacare
Blocked out at www.HealthCare.gov? Bypass on way soon, feds say
November 19th, 2013
05:53 PM ET
11 months ago

Blocked out at www.HealthCare.gov? Bypass on way soon, feds say

Washington (CNN) - Americans frustrated by attempts to purchase health insurance on healthcare.gov will soon be able to determine their eligibility for tax subsidies and purchase insurance directly from insurance companies and private exchanges, a government spokeswoman announced Tuesday.

Julie Bataille of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency that oversees the government's online insurance exchange, told reporters on a conference call that as of Tuesday morning, the process called "direct enrollment" should be functioning.

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Filed under: Healthcare • Obamacare
November 19th, 2013
04:34 PM ET
11 months ago

Bad news for woman cited as Obamacare success story

Updated 2:53 p.m., 11/25/2013

(CNN) - Jessica Sanford, the Washington State woman cited by President Barack Obama as an Obamacare success story, received more bad news Tuesday. Officials with the state's health exchange checked on her case and said she will not qualify for assistance in buying insurance.

Sanford had written the White House last month after purchasing what she thought was affordable health care coverage on the Washington state insurance exchange.
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Filed under: Healthcare • President Obama
November 19th, 2013
01:14 AM ET
11 months ago

Woman cited by President as Obamacare success story frustrated by sign up process

Updated 1:20 a.m. ET, 11/19/2013This is updated from an earlier version, adding more details.

(CNN)– Washington state resident Jessica Sanford was bursting with pride when President Obama mentioned her story during a Rose Garden event on health care reform last month at the White House.

"Who wouldn't?" Sanford asks. "I'm a nobody really to have him mention my story."
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Filed under: Healthcare • President Obama
Private consulting firm warned of glitches before healthcare.gov launch
November 19th, 2013
12:27 AM ET
11 months ago

Private consulting firm warned of glitches before healthcare.gov launch

(CNN) - A newly disclosed report indicates that officials in the Obama administration and the Department of Health and Human Services received warnings from a private consultant group that the federal online healthcare enrollment site could potentially fail to function properly for the October 1 launch date.

The analysis by McKinsey & Company was requested by the White House. It identified various problems with the exchange, including limited testing time and resources before the launch, and found that call-in centers wouldn't function properly if the website malfunctioned.
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Filed under: Healthcare • HHS • Kathleen Sebelius • Obama administration
November 18th, 2013
10:35 PM ET
11 months ago

Woman cited by President as Obamacare success story frustrated by sign up process

Updated 1:20 a.m. ET, 11/19/2013 – This story has been updated. For the latest version, click here.

(CNN) – Washington state resident Jessica Sanford was bursting with pride when President Obama mentioned her story during a Rose Garden event on health care reform last month at the White House.

"Who wouldn't?" Sanford asks. "I'm a nobody really to have him mention my story."
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Filed under: Healthcare • President Obama
Obama prods supporters to keep up health care fight
November 18th, 2013
09:55 PM ET
11 months ago

Obama prods supporters to keep up health care fight

(CNN) - A worn-sounding President Obama urged his most ardent supporters Monday to maintain their drive enrolling Americans in his health law's exchanges, saying their support was even more essential now that it's clear a chunk of potential enrollees won't be able to use the troubled HealthCare.gov website.

The botched rollout of the site has "fed" misinformation about the Affordable Care Act, Obama added during an audio address to supporters of Organizing for Action, the political group that was formed from his 2012 re-election campaign.
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Filed under: Healthcare • OFA • President Obama
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