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  • Makeover Coming for HealthCare.gov

    10/13/2015 1:58:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/13/2015 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — Acknowledging at least tacitly the difficulties of some health care consumers, the Obama administration plans major changes to HealthCare.gov this year to make it easier for shoppers to find health insurance plans that include their doctors and to predict their health care costs for the coming year. With substantial premium increases coming in some states in 2016, administration officials are expecting that many consumers already in the Affordable Care Act’s networks will have to switch health plans and find new doctors as they scramble for cheaper alternatives. And millions more Americans could be receiving health insurance through health...
  • Failing Up: Company behind HealthCare.gov debacle gets an IRS contract

    01/23/2015 6:36:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    This might come as a shock; you had better sit down. An internal review released on Friday revealed that the federal government did not properly vet the contactors it hired to develop the web portal that would service customers shopping on the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchange. Of course, disastrous debut of HealthCare.gov led every rational person to reach this same conclusion months ago, but it’s now official. “One of the reports showed that CGI Federal, a key contractor in the development of the site, had ties to failed projects, while an earlier story revealed that the company...
  • Tavenner Takes a Powder

    01/19/2015 4:14:21 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/19/2015 | David Catron
    Marilyn Tavenner, the Obama administration official who presided over Obamacare’s worst debacles and most devious deceptions, has finally made an intelligent decision—she resigned. Tavenner ran the government bureaucracy responsible for the inept rollout of HealthCare.gov, the promulgation of phony PPACA enrollment figures, and the handout of legally dubious waivers to Democrat-friendly donors. And, when Congress subpoenaed her emails—stop me if you’ve heard this one before—she discovered that they had somehow been deleted. Having thus committed as many blunders as can be reasonably expected of any incompetent apparatchik, she announced last Friday that she will depart next month. The “news” media...
  • Epistemic Closure 2.0

    01/07/2015 4:21:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    Rarely has one group so utterly failed to elicit sympathy in my radio audience as the Harvard faculty did Monday as I related the contents of Robert Pear's report on their distress at rising health care costs brought on by the arrival of Obamacare's tsunami on their shores. Imagine the surprise of President Obama's cheering section when the check arrived repaying their loyalty with skyrocketing deductibles and demanding immediate payment. The story has significance far beyond Harvard, of course, because it so nicely presents the true and no-longer-hidden costs of Obamacare, perfectly framed by the surprise of clueless elites at...
  • Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse (Green card = Healthcare)

    11/19/2014 7:42:39 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 19 Nov 2014 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov is working better, but immigrants are running into what looks like an obvious slip-up. Call it the green card glitch: The website has no clear path to upload the government identification document that shows they are legal U.S. residents, and entitled to benefits under President Barack Obama's health care law. It's a baffling omission, say consumers and counselors assisting with this year's sign-up drive. "It doesn't list the green card as an option to upload," said Elizabeth Colvin of Foundation Communities, an Austin, Texas, group that serves low-income people, including many immigrants. There's a way to...
  • Video: ObamaCare architect brags about lack of transparency in law

    11/10/2014 7:25:30 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 34 replies
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 10 NOVEMBER 2014 | ED MORRISSEY
    In a sense, Jonathan Gruber’s response today to the emergence of his 2012 explanation for the language in ObamaCare mirrors the attempt to get courts to ignore the plain text of the statute and instead rule based on the most current interpretation. The New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn reached out to Gruber to get his reaction to the emergence of the Nobilis video in which the architect of ObamaCare explains that the restriction of subsidies to states with their own exchanges was a rational attempt to coerce states into creating those exchanges, rather than shifting the burden back to the federal...
  • Obamacare Cancellations are Really Just “Invitations” to Get Better Plans (Exempt Pelosi knew)

    10/29/2014 2:55:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/29/14 | Michael Schaus
    In order to be a big-government liberal, mental gymnastics and verbal tap-dancing must come naturally. In an impressive display of verbal flexibility, a Health and Human Services official explained that Obamacare is really just a benevolent feature of a loving government that is completely incapable of coercion or force. According to Joanne Grossie from the HHS, no one is being “forced” into the public exchanges. She even insisted that people who have found themselves kicked off their previous healthcare plans are actually quite lucky; because their previous plans were obviously inadequate clunkers that catered only to their gullibility and stupidity…...
  • Judicial Watch Uncovers HHS Documents Detailing “High Risk” Security Problems with Obamacare...

    09/15/2014 9:38:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 15, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch Uncovers HHS Documents Detailing “High Risk” Security Problems with Obamacare Internet Site Less than one month before Healthcare.gov rollout, top Obama administration official highlights risks of malicious code being uploaded into the system through Excel macros; other “high risk” findings (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 94 pages of documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealing that in the days leading up to the rollout of Obamacare, top Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) officials knew of massive security risks with Healthcare.gov and chose to roll out the...
  • Obamacare Chief Ordered Official To Delete HealthCare.gov Emails

    08/15/2014 3:09:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/15/14 | The Daily Caller
    Obamacare head Marilyn Tavenner told a top press official to delete an e-mail related to HealthCare.gov during the botched launch, according to documents released Friday. House Republicans are seeking emails from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services officials to discover exactly how Obamacare and HealthCare.gov’s rollout went so wrong. But it turns out that last October, Tavenner directly told CMS’s communications director, Julie Bataille, to delete an email chain with White House officials about HealthCare.gov and contractor Serco. “Please delete this email-but please see if we can work on call script,” Tavenner wrote to Bataille, upon receiving an email chain...
  • How Healthcare.Gov Imploded

    07/07/2014 12:43:05 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 6, 2014 | Jace Gregory
    The Obama Administration continues to prioritize political success over people as evidenced in the rollout of the public face of Obamacare: Healthcare.gov. As of the end of February 2014, the Administration had spent $834 million developing a healthcare website that was flawed from the outset and allowed only a few million people to enroll for healthcare coverage, according to a new report by the minority staff of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee. Five days before Healthcare.gov opened last year, President Obama addressed Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, promising that Obamacare would help the economy,...
  • Great news: 2.6 million Healthcare.gov sign-ups still have unresolved problems

    07/01/2014 12:07:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/01/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    In case anyone wonders, that comes to about a third of all the enrollments claimed by the White House in the initial open-enrollment period for ObamaCare. Three months later, significant data discrepancies exist, so much so that these consumers may not have health-insurance coverage at all, according to the HHS Inspector General: The Obama administration has been struggling to clear up data discrepancies that could potentially jeopardize coverage for millions under the health overhaul, the government’s health care fraud watchdog reported Tuesday.The Health and Human Services inspector general said the administration was not able to resolve 2.6 million so-called...
  • Great news: HHS to overhaul Healthcare.gov … again

    06/06/2014 1:03:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    When the Affordable Care Act passed in March 2010, HHS had three and a half years and $400 million to produce a web portal for individual-market consumers that would … pretty much do what the existing portal did for the Medicare Advantage program that ObamaCare raided to pay for its own operation. HHS rolled it out on time last October, whereupon it crashed repeatedly and had to be overhauled. A few months later, the Obama administration bragged about the system when it hit eight million signups, even though the back end couldn’t actually determine how many actually paid for...
  • Healthcare.gov: How Washington's IT project Leviathan failed us

    05/05/2014 11:18:41 AM PDT · by hasb3an · 7 replies
    BetaNews ^ | 5-5-2014 | Derrick Wlodarz
    Government IT projects have a tendency to fall on their rear ends more often than not. After the miserable debacle that was Healthcare.gov last October, I made the case for why the larger than life public face of Obamacare had zero chance of succeeding in original form. Fast forward six months, and after some contractor firings and a public about face consisting of a "tech surge", the website is finally working at nominal levels. That's not to say no one didn't take the fall for the mess of this bungled IT project gone haywire. The former head honcho of the...
  • You Can't Buy Insurance Until Next November

    05/03/2014 7:10:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Here's something that's really odd. Let's say at the end of last year there were almost 50 million uninsured people in the United States. Averaging over all the different estimates, let's say that 5 million of them have now acquired insurance because of ObamaCare. But now it's April and the open enrollment period is over. That means that 90% of the uninsured are still uninsured and they won't be able to buy an individual insurance plan until next November. As AP reporter Connie Cass explains: With limited exceptions, insurers are refusing to sell to individuals after the enrollment period for...
  • Price of fixing, upgrading Obamacare website rises to $121 million

    04/30/2014 8:26:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/30/2014 | By Tom Howell Jr. and Stephen Dinan
    Fixing the Obamacare website to get it ready to handle a second round of enrollments will cost the federal government $121 million, according to Accenture, the contractor hired to repair the glitchy website after the original contractor, CGI Federal, was fired in January. The deal, which Accenture announced on its website Tuesday, costs more than the $93.7 million it took CGI Federal to build HealthCare.gov in the first place. It’s also $30 million more than the government projected for fixes just a few months ago, when it called in Accenture on an emergency basis to try to keep President Obama’s...
  • Will Obamacare's Losers Outvote its Winners This November?

    04/22/2014 4:00:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Byron York
    When it comes to the politics of Obamacare, there's really only one question that matters: How many Americans are benefiting from the new health care system, and how many are hurting? Problem is, we know more about the first part of the question than the second. Obamacare's advocates have pushed hard against Republican attempts to highlight Americans who have been particularly hard hit by the new law. "There's plenty of horror stories being told," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in February. "All of them are untrue." Those advocates have hit back so hard that it appears they are...
  • Kathleen Sebelius' Reign Of Error

    04/14/2014 9:05:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Health Overhaul: The midwife of ObamaCare exits stage left, leaving behind wreckage that once was the finest health care system in the world, less affordable health insurance and patients unable to find doctors and hospitals. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of Health and Human Services — referred to in the increasingly un-Affordable Care Act's iconic use of the phrase "the Secretary shall determine," which appears in ObamaCare's guiding document no fewer than 1,005 times — has determined that it's time to go. Or rather it's been determined for her by a White House in whose parallel universe ObamaCare's current alleged enrollment...
  • Obamacare exit strategy brings endless waits on hold: Thought signing up was hard? Try canceling

    04/11/2014 2:01:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/11/2014 | By Drew Johnson
    I never wanted to be a pawn in President Obama’s absurd and irresponsible attempt to mandate, regulate and complicate the American health care system. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much of a choice. I was a casualty of Mr. Obama’s Big Lie. You know the one: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” By the time my plan vanished, the only individual health insurance plans available had been captured by the tentacles of Obamacare. Signing up for insurance was harder than making sense of Donald Trump’s hair. It took more than 20 attempts over four...
  • Obama Touts 7 Million Enrollments: 'This Law Has Made Our Healthcare System A Lot Better'

    04/01/2014 2:28:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking from the Rose Garden Tuesday afternoon, President Obama touted 7.1 Obamacare signups. The deadline to signup was yesterday. "The idea that everybody in this country can get decent healthcare, we are on our way," Obama said. "7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance plans." The President did not distinguish between first time health insurance holders and those who signed up due a loss of insurance under new Obamacare rules. He also failed to give a definition of "enrolled." Obama argued Obamacare has made healthcare more accessible for millions of Americans and that the law has stabilized...
  • Obamacare Website Down as Deadline Arrives

    03/31/2014 5:27:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    NBC News ^ | 03/31/2014
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