Washington (CNN) – There will be plenty of legacy items by which to judge President Barack Obama.
Obamacare, for instance: Whether the new law that seeks health insurance for every American is a prudent piece of policy or an albatross of government overreach is a matter of opinion. How about drawing down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? What about his efforts to police suspected terrorists abroad through the use of deadly drone strikes?FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Donald Rumsfeld's most famous quote has to do with whether there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
But he might as well have been a reporter talking about Obamacare.
"There are known unknowns," said Rumsfeld back in February of 2002. "That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know."FULL STORY
(CNN) - Saturday marks the Obama administration's self-imposed deadline to fix the troubled HealthCare.gov website, for most people at least.
It caps a frenzied, two-month race by computer programmers and contractors sprinkled throughout the D.C. suburbs on both sides of the beltway in Maryland and Virginia.FULL STORY
Updated 3:15 p.m. ET, 11/22/2013
(CNN) – The Obama administration announced Friday that the Department of Health and Human Services will extend a key Obamacare deadline by one week.
Americans can now sign up through December 23 in order to have health coverage start on January 1, according to Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Washington (CNN) - It is a lesson from the ages: Lawmakers like to talk.
Even in this advanced age when thoughtlets, capped at 140 characters, are tweeted as discourse, politicians still tend to prattle on.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Officials overseeing the Obamacare website said it is still prone to errors and slow response times, but it has improved since its disastrous October 1 launch.
A key part of the site will be down over the Veterans Day weekend, including Monday, CMS spokeswoman Julie Bataille told reporters on a conference call Friday.
Washington (CNN) - The path to the White House is paved with former frontrunners - or maybe call them buzzleaders, since we're three years away from 2016 and nobody is officially running for president yet.
Time magazine has put three different GOP lawmakers on its cover. First it was Marco Rubio. Then it was Rand Paul. Now it is Chris Christie.FULL STORY
Updated 3:18 p.m. ET, 11/5/13
Washington (CNN) - President Obama continues to alter his signature promise in selling the Affordable Care Act back in 2009 and 2010.
"If you like your plan, you can keep your plan," he said back then.
But that simple pledge has had to change as the Affordable Care Act has been implemented and a small percentage of Americans, albeit millions of people, have received cancellation notices from their insurance companies. And for the second time in two weeks, he's tweaked the line.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and supporters of Obamacare have encouraged Americans frustrated by the glitchy HealthCare.gov website to apply for coverage over the phone. But according to meeting notes released Monday by Republican investigators on Capitol Hill, it turns out the phone operators rely on the website to push through transactions.
Meanwhile, performance has improved, but problems with the website continue as open enrollment for Obamacare enters the second of a planned six months. A notice at the top of HealthCare.gov explains the website will be out of order between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., ET, every night as contractors work to improve its performance.
Updated 10/30/2013 at 3:45 p.m.
Washington (CNN) - During Wednesday's congressional grilling of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, demanded to know why Sebelius wasn't on the Obamacare exchanges.
Sebelius pointed out that she couldn’t get Obamacare because she has employer-sponsored insurance and the law does not allow her to.