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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘healthcare.gov’

Health Insurance Enrollment: Will Obamacare Improve?

Health insurance enrollment is never an easy process, and if we learned anything from last year’s Obamacare enrollment fiasco, it should only be uphill from here. But will it? Obamacare health insurance enrollment opens up on November 15th. Experts say it looks like the experience will be an improvement over last year. Since consumers encountered error messages and ridiculously long …

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Obamacare: Messing With Your Subsidies

Obamacare has hit another snag in its wobbly existence. “If you like your plan, you can keep it” rings false again, but now the victims are not those who were already perfectly happy with what they had. Now, the victims of Obamacare are the poorer recipients who qualified for taxpayer subsidies to take the edge off of high premiums. In …

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Kathleen Sebelius Resigns As HHS Secretary; Budget Secretary To Take Her Place

White house officials announced the resignation of Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who stepped down following the six-month open enrollment period of Obamacare. Last Sunday, Sebelius denied rumors that she was pressured to leave her post because of issues with the Affordable Care Act’s implementation. In a ceremony held at the White House Rose Garden on Friday, President …

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Obamacare Sees Surge In Sign-Ups On Eve Of Deadline; Republicans Question Transparency

With only a day to go before the first batch of signups closes, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—more popularly known as “Obamacare”—has yet to reach its target of 7 million registrants. President Obama’s trademark health care legislation has faced controversy since its inception, and it looks like the Republicans’ steady opposition is taking its toll. Obamacare’s primary purpose was …

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Affordable Care Act Deadline Nears, Obama Urges People to Enroll

President Obama marked four years on Sunday since he signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, and urged people to enroll in the program as the March 31 deadline approaches. The president celebrated the law’s anniversary and urged people to sign up for coverage, which has come to be more commonly referred to as Obamacare, as …

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Obamacare’s Glitch Disqualifies Americans From Health Care

The main Obamacare website, where Americans can apply for healthcare, has an ongoing glitch that may be telling users that they are not qualified for subsidies when they really are. This glitch has been discovered to be running for nearly six months now. The Healthcare.gov website has a subsidy calculator where users can estimate how much financial assistance they qualify …

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Jonah Hill’s Mom Wants You to Sign Up for Obamacare

The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act is dwindling, as the March 31st deadline is fast approaching. Let’s call this part two of the White House’s celebrity-oriented campaign to get people to sign up in the next two weeks. The White House’s new hopefully viral video promoting Obamacare comes with its own hashtag: #yourmomcares. It features the mothers …

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Obama’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ Tactic Leads to Healthcare.gov Traffic Spike

Let’s just assume that President Obama had reasons to sit down with Zach Galifianakis on “Between Two Ferns” other than showing the country that he could expertly pull off a fat joke. Of course, Obama’s move to star in one of the internet’s longest-running and funniest quasi anti-comedy bits had everything to do with pushing signups for the Affordable Care …

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HealthCare.gov – More Problems Ahead?

With the shaky start-up of the new Affordable Care Act website, HealthCare.gov and many other problems this site has encountered since its inception, the Obama administration decided a different website developer/contractor was needed to get the site running properly. The problem though is that the administration is relying on the consulting firm Accenture to lead the continued construction and maintenance …

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Obamacare Enrollment Hit 2.2 Million in December

Despite the difficult and broken start the Healthcare.gov website got off to in October, the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare“) is now quickly becoming effective, providing millions of Americans with access to health insurance. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today reported Affordable Care Act’s latest numbers, boasting that nearly 2.2 million people have signed up for health …

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Uninsured Americans Still Having Negative Experiences With Healthcare Website

If it hadn’t been for the government shutdown that coincided with the launch of the Healthcare.gov website, the site’s messy rollout would have been the largest political story of 2013. Americans flooded the site in its first weeks of availability only to see technical glitches if they could even access it at all. Eventually the Obama administration was able to …

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