November 13th, 2013
12:30 PM ET
9 years ago

Face of Obamacare feels bullied

(CNN) - She was the face of Obamacare, a Halloween costume and the butt of jokes and attacks across the political spectrum. But she’s also a Colombian émigré named Adrianna.

“I deserve a chance to tell people who I am and not just let everybody else say whatever they want,” the woman identified by ABC News as the so-called "Obamacare girl” told the network on Wednesday.
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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare
November 13th, 2013
11:09 AM ET
9 years ago

The latest on Obamacare enrollment

(CNN) - The White House has said it will release enrollment numbers through its HealthCare.gov website this week. Here is CNN's latest reporting on how many Americans have enrolled through the federally run website, through state-run programs and those who have signed up for expanded Medicaid coverage:

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare
Democrat ahead in Virginia AG race; could be sweep
November 13th, 2013
11:09 AM ET
9 years ago

Democrat ahead in Virginia AG race; could be sweep

Updated 11/13/2013 at 5:58 p.m. ET

(CNN) - Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring was 164 votes ahead of Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain on Wednesday afternoon in an unofficial tally in the race for Virginia Attorney General.

Should Herring become the certified winner, he would be the third of three Democrats to win top-of-the-ballot seats. Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe won the gubernatorial race and Democrat Ralph Northam was elected lieutenant governor.
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Filed under: 2013 • Virginia
Kerry, Biden to brief Senate Democratic leaders as more Iran sanctions mulled
November 13th, 2013
10:17 AM ET
9 years ago

Kerry, Biden to brief Senate Democratic leaders as more Iran sanctions mulled

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry will be among those briefing Senate Democratic leaders Wednesday on talks about Iran's program, which have picked up significantly in recent months after years of bitter stalemate.

Chief negotiator Wendy Sherman and David Cohen, under secretary for terrorism and financial Intelligence at the Treasury Department, will join Biden and Kerry, according to sources familiar with the planned meeting.

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Filed under: Iran • Joe Biden • John Kerry
November 13th, 2013
10:09 AM ET
9 years ago

With Hawaii and Illinois, U.S. crosses a same-sex marriage mark

(CNN) - As Hawaii and Illinois join the list of states approving same-sex marriage, the United States crosses a big mark on the issue: More than 1 in 3 Americans will live where same-sex marriage is legal.

It's a dramatic shift in a short period of time - one not seen on other social issues.

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Filed under: Hawaii • Same-sex marriage
Latest updates: HealthCare.gov congressional hearing
November 13th, 2013
09:57 AM ET
9 years ago

Latest updates: HealthCare.gov congressional hearing

(CNN) - The House Oversight Committee is hearing from the government's top information technology experts as they explain the problems behind the troubled Affordable Care Act website HealthCare.gov.

Check back here for the latest updates.

2:18 p.m. ET - The Obama administration will announce initial healthcare enrollment figures today, White House spokesman Jay Carney said in the daily press briefing.

2:08 p.m. ET - White House spokesman Jay Carney said in the daily press briefing that "you can expect" the Obama administration to announce plans for addressing health policy cancellations under Obamacare "sooner rather than later."

Carney said President Barack Obama has asked "his team" to come up with policy options, suggesting they were moving quickly. The House is expected to vote on a Republican plan to address the matter on Friday.
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Filed under: Congress • Obamacare
Obama administration: Website won't be perfect on November 30
November 13th, 2013
07:56 AM ET
9 years ago

Obama administration: Website won't be perfect on November 30

Updated 8:30 a.m. ET, 11/13/2013

(CNN) – With a little more than two weeks to go before the Obama administration’s deadline for repairing the problem-plagued HealthCare.gov, a close parsing of White House officials’ words shows a completely functioning website isn’t likely to materialize.

Instead, the White House and other agencies are predicting the website will work for a “vast majority” of Americans - while admitting the repair job is uncovering even more problems with the failed digital property than were previously known.
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