Washington (CNN) - Quick, can you hear it? That creaking sound from Washington is the nerves of congressional Democrats in response to the political firestorm raging around Obamacare.
The botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act's vital new marketplaces, coupled with insurers notifying more than a million Americans that their policies were being canceled, raised questions about the administration competence and honesty in selling and implementing President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - It's not about the website anymore.
Republican foes of Obamacare still use words like "disaster" and "epic" failure in describing problems with HealthCare.gov, the portal for enrolling in President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Go to the Obamacare website today because "it has improved," with more people completing applications after a month of problems that botched the rollout of HealthCare.gov, the official in charge of creating the online program told a Senate committee on Tuesday.
Marilyn Tavenner, head of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, assured the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee the website will be fixed by the end of November, as promised.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - For four years, we've witnessed a non-stop political donnybrook over Obamacare.
Now rhetoric has again reached a fever pitch since the botched October 1 launch of the new insurance exchanges at the heart of President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - A "big f***ing deal" has become an equally big fight, with Republicans relentlessly attacking President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms over the new reality they are bringing to the health insurance market.
One reason is the GOP's ideological opposition to big government, as manifested by the health care overhaul intended to hold down rising costs that threaten U.S. fiscal stability.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - For the first time, someone in the Obama administration apologized for the problem-plagued Obamacare website.
But Marilyn Tavenner also insisted Tuesday that the online troubles were being resolved and the overall program was working, albeit slower and less successfully than hoped.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and the Senate Intelligence Committee didn't know the United States was collecting communications of allied leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the panel's chairman said Monday.
"The White House has informed me that collection on our allies will not continue, which I support," Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said in a statement that confirmed recent news reports on the surveillance network revealed in classified leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Contractors on the problem-plagued website for President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms blamed the government and each other, but not themselves, at the first Congressional hearing on the troubled online enrollment system.
Angry exchanges between Republicans who oppose Obamacare and Democrats defending it erupted repeatedly, while officials of companies hired to create the HealthCare.gov website insisted their work went fine even though the software buckled when the system went online on October 1.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Contractors who helped develop the embattled Obamacare website blame each other and the government, but not themselves, in testimony prepared for Thursday's first congressional hearing on the problems engulfing the online enrollment system.
House Energy and Commerce Committee members will grill officials from CGI Federal, Optum/QSSI, Equifax Workforce Solutions and Serco at the hearing to examine technological snafus faced by people trying to obtain health insurance under President Barack Obama's signature reforms.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Call it the Obamacare website fiasco, with the focus Wednesday on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius after she told CNN that President Barack Obama knew nothing of the problem before it became evident starting on October 1.
Sebelius heads to the White House for an afternoon meeting with insurance industry executives, then leaves town to participate with other officials in what the administration calls a "grassroots effort" to boost enrollment in Obama's signature health care reform system.FULL STORY