Obamacare customers get alternative to HealthCare.gov
February 21st, 2014
04:23 PM ET
2 months ago

Obamacare customers get alternative to HealthCare.gov

Washington (CNN) – With less than six weeks left to purchase health insurance before open enrollment closes on new Obamacare exchanges, customers still shopping for a plan finally have an online option other than the government-run HealthCare.gov.

GetInsured, a private online insurance exchange, announced Wednesday that it has begun enrolling subsidy-eligible customers in Affordable Care Act plans entirely online.

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Filed under: Healthcare • Obama administration • Obamacare
Obamacare success not all about numbers
February 20th, 2014
04:02 PM ET
2 months ago

Obamacare success not all about numbers

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden said what others have basically conceded - the Obama administration may fall short of its original enrollment target for Obamacare.

That might give critics another reason to attack the health care law, but the acknowledgment is consistent with what number crunchers have said previously.

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Filed under: Joe Biden • Minnesota • Obamacare
Obama takes next step in fuel efficiency drive
February 18th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
2 months ago

Obama takes next step in fuel efficiency drive

Updated 2:10 p.m. ET, 2/18/2014

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama took the next step on Tuesday in his administration's effort to cut emissions and reduce oil use through better fuel economy on the nation's highways.

Speaking at a Safeway distribution center in Maryland, Obama instructed environmental and transportation agencies to get to work on the next round of gas mileage requirements for big trucks.
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February 14th, 2014
12:22 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama rallies House Democrats

Washington (CNN) - President Obama visited the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Maryland on Friday, delivering what amounted to a quick 10-minute version of his State of the Union Speech, and thanking lawmakers for sticking with him through some tough legislative battles.

Telling the gathering of congressional Democrats that he’s “proud” of them, Obama repeatedly praised the group for their unity on legislative fights with the House Republican majority.

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Filed under: Democratic Party • Democrats • President Obama
Study puts new Medicaid enrollment under Obamacare at fewer than 2 million
February 5th, 2014
06:31 PM ET
3 months ago

Study puts new Medicaid enrollment under Obamacare at fewer than 2 million

(CNN) - Just a fraction of the more than 6 million people the Obama administration has touted as being determined eligible for Medicaid under Obamacare are new enrollees, according to an independent study released Wednesday.

The new study, published by the health advisory company Avalere, estimates that between 1.1 and 1.8 million people are newly enrolled in Medicaid thanks to the Affordable Care Act over the final three months of 2013.

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Filed under: Medicaid • Obamacare • President Obama
January 28th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
3 months ago

Obama to raise minimum wage for federal contractors

(CNN) - While President Barack Obama’s attempts to increase the nation’s minimum wage through legislation have stalled in Congress, the White House announced plans on Tuesday to use the president’s executive powers to partially address the problem.

Just hours before the President is scheduled to deliver his fifth State of the Union address, the White House revealed that Obama will issue an executive order to increase the minimum wage for new federal contract workers.

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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
What will they pay? Members of Congress enroll in Obamacare
December 12th, 2013
03:39 PM ET
4 months ago

What will they pay? Members of Congress enroll in Obamacare

(CNN) – Republican members of Congress want you to know they are not happy about having to buy insurance under the new federal health law championed by President Barack Obama.

"I've been forced onto Obamacare. My deductibles are double or triple and my premiums are up," said Rep. John Mica, a Florida Republican, at a hearing on Thursday.
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Filed under: Congress • Obamacare
Star-studded help for Obamacare
December 12th, 2013
03:32 PM ET
4 months ago

Star-studded help for Obamacare

(CNN) - The White House is about to get some star-powered help in its efforts to repair Obamacare's battered reputation.

A new publicity effort led by Covered California, one of the largest state-based insurance exchanges, will employ celebrities, athletes, musicians and social media personalities to encourage a peer-to-peer conversation about signing up for health care.

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Filed under: Obamacare
Obamacare website gets $47 million price hike
December 11th, 2013
03:18 PM ET
4 months ago

Obamacare website gets $47 million price hike

(CNN) - The government has been cagey about revealing how much money has been spent to fix HealthCare.gov, but today officials revealed the overall price tag for the troubled Obamacare website has increased by $47 million.

In Washington jargon, it is called an “increase in the total amount obligated” rather than a price hike. But the end, result is the same.
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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare
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