Obamacare website getting better, official tells Senate panel
November 5th, 2013
11:59 AM ET
9 years ago

Obamacare website getting better, official tells Senate panel

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.


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  1. Gurgyl

    Nothing wrong with this law. People are just crazy and idiotic. They are just like sheep. I think USA needs Education. I mean university education–not High School.

    November 5, 2013 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  2. Silence DoGood

    So who got appointed to be head of Death Panels? Oh that's right, there aren't any.
    What do right wing nay-sayers talk about after their myths of doom shatter? Probably Bigfoot.

    November 5, 2013 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    I just love all of the horror stories about people who live red states that are not participating in the Medicare expansion. "I was paying X with a Y deductible. Now I have to pay 2X and a 4Y deductible." How can they get prices from the federal web site it if is still broken? Remember, now. We've been hearing these stories from almost the beginning.

    November 5, 2013 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  4. Lolo

    All this talk about him lying is really idiotic from the GOP. At least no one was killed because of his lies. Shall we say IRAQ!!!!!!!!!!!!! The GOP/TP Klan are getting nuttier by the second. They are so obssessed with our first black president. As long as they think that they are humiliating him they will keep up this nonsense. People just go vote so that we can shut the crazies up and move America forward. As for those states who want to secede please do. Don't let the door hit you where the good Lord split you.

    November 5, 2013 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "Republicans who have made dismantling or repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act - the official name for Obamacare - a top priority "

    Republicans who have made dismantling, repealing AND SABOTAGING the 2010 Affordable Care Act - the official name for Obamacare - a top priority


    Glossing over their nationwide efforts to wreck, break and hamper the implementation of the ACA is 100% dishonest reporting, CNN.

    November 5, 2013 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    And really CNN? Polls to determine whether people are better off? Sorry, but that's something that can actually be reduced and analyzed with actual data instead of the opinions of angry and/or misinformed individuals who have not even seen how the ACA would effect them yet. According to studies from EXPERTS, using available DATA, the breakdown really looks like this:

    80% unaffected (mostly people who keep employer insurance plans)
    14% clear winners (currently uninsured who get to buy some form of insurance)
    3% no real consequence (have to buy new plans, but similar/comparable to existing policies)
    3% potential losers (have to buy a higher-quality health plan with no annual cap)

    So what we're talking about here is 3% of people, SOME of whom are just angry even though the ACA really won't have a net effect on them, and 3% who have to buy a higher-quality plans because they were busy getting themselves ripped off by the insurance industry with bare-bones non-insurance insurance plans that the legislature has deemed damaging to the nation's economy. The numbers don't lie and no legislation has ever pleased everyone. Putting it into accurate perspective with real numbers, you'll have to forgive me as I fail to weep for them.

    November 5, 2013 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |