Like a Stopped Clock Republicans Were Right About Sebelius Resignation

By: Friday April 11, 2014 7:27 am

It is tough to take a party’s criticism of ACA implementation issues seriously when they are in total opposition to the underlying policy from the start and actively tried to sabotage it at every turn. The Congressional Republicans attacked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for problems with the federal exchanges but it is [...]

Last Minute Surge Gets Obamacare to 7 Million Registration Goal

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 7:11 am

Anyone who has been to the post office on April 15th will know that many people tend to wait until the very last minute to do things. Signing up for health insurance on healthcare.gov proved to be no different.

Uninsured Still View HealthCare.gov Negatively

By: Friday January 3, 2014 11:51 am

The federal insurance exchange is now working much better than it was two months ago but the improvements in performance have produced only small increase in its ratings among the uninsured. In November 63 percent of the uninsured said their experience with HealthCare.gov was negative. In December that number only dropped to 59 percent. From [...]

December Saw Surge in Obamacare Exchange Signups

By: Monday December 30, 2013 7:23 am

While Healthcare.gov had a very rocky first two months, things worked much better in December. According to the Obama administration 975,000 people selected plans on the federally run exchange this month. This brings total signup on the federal exchange to 1.1 million. When the state run exchanges are added in the total number of people [...]

Today is the New Deadline to get January Coverage via HealthCare.gov

By: Tuesday December 24, 2013 6:42 am

If you want to be covered starting at the beginning of next year you need to choose a plan by the end of today. You don’t technically need to pay the first premium though until January 10th to be covered starting on the first. The insurance industry has given people an additional 10 day grace period for this first month.

HHS Moves to Expand Exchange Deadlines

By: Friday December 13, 2013 7:22 am

Problems with the Healthcare.gov website as well as low enrollment means significantly fewer people are going to be covered come January than the Obama administration planned, so they are doing everything they can to maximize the numbers. Previously, they pushed back the deadline from December 15th to the 23rd and now they are asking insurers [...]

Would All State-Based Exchanges Have Been Just as Problematic?

By: Thursday December 12, 2013 10:42 am

While Heathcare.gov’s first two months were a disaster, the federal exchange’s performance was about average when compared to all states that tried to created their own. I find this chart from Kevin Drum at Mother Jones comparing how well the exchanges have done at enrollment fascinating. (Red is state-based, blue is federal) First, it proves [...]

Healthcare.gov Not Actually Improved as Much as Administration Claimed

By: Tuesday December 3, 2013 6:54 am

The Obama administration has managed to make some significant improvements to Healthcare.gov but it is still not working as well as the administration has led people to believe. On Sunday they bragged the site “has the capacity to handle 50,000 concurrent or simultaneous users at one time.” But the very next day that was proven [...]

Healthcare.gov Is Working Better

By: Monday December 2, 2013 6:52 am

The months of work on Healthcare.gov are bearing fruit. According to the Obama administration the site now works much better than it did in October. Load time has been improved, capacity has been increased, and error rates are down. When the site launched it was down over half the time. Now the site is up over [...]

Bad Roll Out Finally Moves Obamacare’s Polling Numbers

By: Friday November 15, 2013 12:02 am

For years opinions about the Affordable Care Act have remained remarkably entrenched, but now that the law is going from an abstract idea to a real system that is directly impacting the livings of Americans that has started to change. We are seeing first real movement in popular opinion about the law and it has [...]

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