Obamacare website developers: It's not our fault
October 23rd, 2013
06:32 PM ET
6 months ago

Obamacare website developers: It's not our fault

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.

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Filed under: Congress • Health care
Sebelius on the spot in Obamacare website fiasco
October 23rd, 2013
12:14 PM ET
6 months ago

Sebelius on the spot in Obamacare website fiasco

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.

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Filed under: Health care • Kathleen Sebelius
October 22nd, 2013
02:53 PM ET
6 months ago

Rough Obamacare rollout: 4 reasons why

Washington (CNN) - It seems like a long time since Vice President Joe Biden whispered a bit too loudly to President Barack Obama that his imminent signing of the 2010 Affordable Care Act was "a big f-ing deal."

Biden was right - it was big then, and is even bigger more than three years later. However, most of the talk today is about problems with Obama's signature health care reforms that are emboldening hyper-partisan critics on the political right and raising public doubts about the system's viability.

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Filed under: Health care
October 21st, 2013
12:04 PM ET
6 months ago

Obama: No 'sugar-coating' problems with health website

Washington (CNN) - An unscripted moment Monday summed up President Barack Obama's effort to downplay problems plaguing the government website used to sign up for required health insurance under his signature health care reforms.

As Obama argued that the law was good and the website's problems would be fixed, one of the people chosen to stand behind him in the White House Rose Garden started to teeter.

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Filed under: Health care • President Obama
October 16th, 2013
08:19 PM ET
6 months ago

Senate approves bill to end shutdown, avert possible default

Washington (CNN) - An agreement to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default easily passed the U.S. Senate and headed to the House for a vote expected later Wednesday.

If approved by the Republican-led House, the legislation would go to President Barack Obama to be signed into law by the end of Thursday - the deadline for increasing the federal borrowing limit or risk the first default in American history.

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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Senate
October 16th, 2013
05:46 PM ET
6 months ago

Boehner urges House GOP to support Senate deal

Washinton (CNN) - Senate leaders on Wednesday announced a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default, and House Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans to support it while a key GOP conservative said he wouldn't try to block it in the Senate.

"We fought the good fight; we just didn't win," Boehner told a radio station in his home state of Ohio in reference to GOP efforts to dismantle or defund President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms and extract deficit reduction concessions around the need to fund the government and raise the federal borrowing limit.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Government Shutdown
October 15th, 2013
08:08 PM ET
6 months ago

After House vote called off, Senate reboots talks on shutdown, debt plan

(CNN) - Shortly after Republican leaders of the House of Representatives canceled plans for a Tuesday night vote, the two top figures in the Senate rebooted their own talks aimed at ending the U.S. budget standoff.

Spokesmen for Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell - their chamber's majority leader and minority leader, respectively - said Tuesday night that they restarted negotiations aimed at creating legislation that would fully reopen the government and raise the nation's debt ceiling.

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October 10th, 2013
06:57 PM ET
7 months ago

House Republicans meeting with Obama called 'very useful'

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Washington (CNN) - So is an end in sight?

House Speaker John Boehner - the top Republican in the fight that's led to a government shutdown and the threat of a first-ever U.S. debt default - left the White House on Thursday evening without commenting on a highly anticipated meeting with President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: Government Shutdown
Shutdown showdown: Where it's headed
October 8th, 2013
10:15 AM ET
7 months ago

Shutdown showdown: Where it's headed

Washington (CNN) - What now?

That's the question roiling Washington as a partial government shutdown enters its second week while a possible U.S. default looms ahead.

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Filed under: Government Shutdown
October 4th, 2013
11:12 AM ET
7 months ago

R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Conservatives say they need it in shutdown debate

Washington (CNN) - The great government shutdown of 2013 is about Obamacare and budget priorities, but it also is about respect.

In short, conservative House Republicans don't think they get enough of it from President Barack Obama and the Senate.

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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown
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