Politics

White House Releasing Health Enrollments Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will release the first round of health insurance enrollment numbers Wednesday afternoon. Officials have been lowering expectations for the numbers, given the widespread technical issues with the sign-up website. The tightly held numbers are believed to amount to only Read More

Politics

White House Steps Up Damage Control on Healthcare Rollout

(Reuters) – The White House sought to limit the political damage from the troubled rollout of the government’s healthcare website on Wednesday as Republicans increased the pressure to delay parts of President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy. Obama administration officials held a closed-door briefing for Democrats in Read More

Health

Obamacare Glitches Still Plague Health Exchanges

[CNBC] Hurry up and wait—for your Obamacare health insurance. Two days after Tuesday’s launch of government-run health insurance marketplaces, technological problems continue to prevent many people from checking out prices and enrolling via the online sites. The lags and service suspensions—which the marketplaces attribute primarily Read More

Health

Insurance Markets Open To Surge Of New Customers

CHICAGO (AP) – The online insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul struggled to handle the wave of new consumers Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open-enrollment period. A combination of high demand and technical glitches seemed Read More

Health

Obamacare starts in 99 days. These 99 things need to happen before then.

[The Washington Post] Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Sarah Kliff’s regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Sarah with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Monday, Wednesday and Read More