By Richard Pollock | 11/27/13 05:22 AM
Obamacare applicants are finding their premiums are tripling, their favorite doctors aren't available, and many prestigious hospitals offering specialized care are off-limits to them, according to a Washington Examiner survey of health insurance agents and brokers across the country.
By Richard Pollock | 11/20/13 10:05 AM
Consumers can't go to healthcare.gov to learn whether their doctors participate in an Obamacare-approved health care plan because the website doesn't include such information. That's because federal officials were so eager to approve insurer health plans for the exchanges, they didn't ask how...
By Richard Pollock | 11/18/13 07:24 PM
New York's Health Republic nonprofit health insurance co-op can offer cheaper policies and undercut its commercial rivals, thanks to “luxurious” federal subsidies Daniel T. McGowan, Health Republic's former president and CEO, attributed the low rates to “a very luxurious kind of...
By Richard Pollock | 11/07/13 02:17 PM
Users of the healthcare.gov website may face increased security and privacy risks, thanks to the lead contractor's extensive reliance on foreign nationals working in the U.S. on specialty visas whose backgrounds are difficult to verify. Columbia, Md.-based QSSI — the lead systems integrator...
By Richard Pollock | 11/04/13 05:55 PM
Administration officials are rejecting calls from Democratic lawmakers to shut down the botched Obamacare website until it is fully functional. Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told reporters in a press briefing Monday afternoon that federal...
By Richard Pollock | 11/01/13 01:14 PM
Administration loyalists from the technology community are being tapped to join the "tech surge" designed to rescue the malfunctioning Obamacare website.
By Richard Pollock | 10/30/13 11:12 AM
President Obama promised elite Silicon Valley talent to fix Healthcare.gov, but so far his "tech surge" appears to consist of a handful of White House fellows assigned to the main contractor that designed the troubled website. “If there were tech experts that were flown in from Silicon...
By Richard Pollock | 10/25/13 07:18 PM
Officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau consider themselves to be the champions of "financial literacy." To help educate poorly informed consumers, the bureau has launched an educational program dedicated to "improving financial literacy opportunities for consumers." One of the...
By Richard Pollock | 10/25/13 01:57 PM
Federal health officials continue to remain tight-lipped about the problems they are encountering with the healthcare.gov website and what success might mean by the end of November, when they promise the site will operate "smoothly."
By Richard Pollock | 10/24/13 08:23 AM
Executives from QSSI, the information technology firm that designed the data hub behind healthcare.gov and tested the site before its launch, won't testify at the first congressional hearing on the many problems with the troubled web portal.
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