More Obamacare Articles

  • Obamacare's 7 million sign-ups present challenge for Republicans

    Riding a late tidal wave of interest, President Obama's health care law has overcome its early botched rollout to sign up more than 7 million Americans, the White House announced on Tuesday. As I’ve noted in the past, there are a number of questions surrounding the headline numbers touted by...

  • White House tech guru celebrates end of healthcare.gov enrollment deadline with champagne

    White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park celebrated the end of the enrollment deadline on heathcare.gov by popping the cork on a bottle of champagne. Park counted down the seconds to midnight on Monday, celebrating the end of the day with QSSI tech workers who spent most of the day...

  • Fighting Obamacare's 30-hour work week: 'Even the French' work 35 hours

    Critics of Obamacare's regulation that just 30 hours amounts to a full-time job are launching a last-ditch effort to convince Democrats to help pass a change to restore the traditional 40-hour work week as the marker of a full-time job worthy of the insurance benefit. “I always...

  • Steny Hoyer: Momentum is growing for permanent Medicare 'doc fix'

    The No. 2 House Democrat says bipartisan momentum is building in Congress to permanently fix a flaw in a federal payment system that annually threatens cuts to doctors who treat Medicare patients. "There's more serious momentum" this year for a long-term fix, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of...

  • After enrollment deadline, Obamacare fight begins anew

    The battle lines are clearly drawn: Democrats will argue that despite all the setbacks in implementing the president's signature achievement, the White House and fellow progressives will receive credit for adding millions of Americans to the ranks of those with health care coverage.

  • Q&A: Status update as health law marks a milestone

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Like so much about the government's health care overhaul, Monday's deadline to sign up for coverage in 2014 didn't turn out quite as planned: Many people still are eligible for extensions that will let them enroll. The change of plans shouldn't come as much of a surprise,...

  • High volume, long wait at California's health site

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's health insurance exchange experienced a high volume of users Monday, overwhelming its website, swamping its call centers and leading to an extension of the enrollment deadline for consumers who were stymied by the process. Midnight marked the enrollment...

  • Plenty of ammo for anti-Obamacare ads in New York Times

    Some conservative political groups have run into trouble making ads that criticize Obamacare. The ads were intended to showcase "horror stories" from the Democrats' national health care overhaul, but instead attracted zealous fact-checking and ferocious pushback from media outlets and liberal...

  • Obama: Health law enrollment likely to fall short of 7 million target

    President Obama acknowledged in an interview that enrollment in Obamacare exchanges would likely fall short of the initial 7 million target, saying he expected the final tally to be “reasonably close” to that goal.

  • Kathleen Sebelius: Insurers say 80 to 90 percent have paid Obamacare premium

    In an interview, Sebelius dismissed suggestions that the figure was low, as some critics have suggested. The Obama administration is rushing to sign up more consumers on the last day of open enrollment.

  • Jay Carney: No word yet on schedule for 'beer summit' with Obamacare tech workers

    President Obama promised healthcare.gov tech workers that he would have them over to the White House for a beer to thank them for the work they did to fix the error-prone Obamacare website. White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked about the event by White House reporter April Ryan....

  • Glitches hit Obamacare website ahead of deadline

    The healthcare.gov website was overloaded with record traffic on Monday, the final day of open enrollment for Obamacare, according to an administration official. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the website was down again — following a separate early morning outage — preventing first-time users...

  • Modest Obamacare reforms insured more people than massive system overhaul

    The Los Angeles Times, citing studies and information the Obama administration most certainly knows about but won't release, reports that 9.5 million previously uninsured people now have health coverage because of Obamacare. Look for that 9.5 million, or perhaps a rounded-up 10 million, to be...

  • Judicial Watch sues HHS for documents on healthcare.gov security, hardship exemption

    Watchdog group Judicial Watch has sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for documents about Obamacare and healthcare.gov, after HHS denied two Freedom of Information Act requests the group filed for the documents.

  • Joe Biden: People will be 'surprised' by how Obamacare turns out

    Vice President Joe Biden said that people would be “surprised” by how well Obamacare works, as the administration makes a last minute push to sign up consumers in new insurance exchanges.



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