By Brian Hughes | 11/22/13 11:38 AM
The Obama administration will delay second-year enrollment in Obamacare by one month, effectively pushing back sign-ups for health exchanges until after the 2014 midterm elections, a Health and Human Services official told the Washington Examiner. “HHS will soon be signaling its intent to...
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/21/13 08:45 AM
An email thread shows top administration technology officials worried just days before the launch of healthcare.gov that problems with the website could botch the Obamacare rollout and invite a firestorm of media criticism.
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 Brian Hughes | 11/19/13 06:26 PM
One person has taken more of political beating than President Obama with the nation’s attention focused on the botched Obamacare rollout: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius survived a series of contentious hearings on Capitol Hill in the wake of the...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/19/13 05:08 PM
President Obama on Tuesday laid part of the blame for Obamacare's problem-riddled rollout on Republicans, saying that “one side of Capitol Hill was invested in failure.” Recalling how he and his supporters had to “fight tooth and nail” to get the law passed by a slim margin in...
By Kelly Cohen | 11/19/13 04:01 PM
Ohio officials owe the federal government more than $3 million for excessive child care claims, according to a federal watchdog. The Child Care Development Fund program spent more than $41 million — about $38 million in federal dollars —between 2007 and 2011.
By Susan Crabtree | 11/19/13 03:46 PM
“Flags were raised throughout the development of the website. ... But nobody anticipated the size and scope of the problems we experienced once the site was launched,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Tuesday at his daily briefing.
By Joel Gehrke | 11/19/13 03:02 PM
Apparently, the key to marital happiness is getting the woman to "calm down," according to the Department of Health and Human Services. "[A] study of hot marital fights indicates that when the wife calms down, the couples are more happy," HHS Healthbeat's Ira Dreyfuss said. "Happiness didn't...
By Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 11/19/13 02:47 PM
What a novel idea. President Obama is considering allowing Americans to buy health insurance directly from insurers rather than through healthcare.gov. Although Obama sees direct purchases from insurers as a stop-gap measure until the website is fixed, abandoning healthcare.gov permanently...
By Brian Hughes | 11/19/13 10:10 AM
Senior White House and Department of Health and Human Services officials were told last spring of problems that could derail the launch of healthcare.gov, according to a report compiled for the Obama administration and obtained by the Washington Examiner. Even though senior administration...
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