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Obama offers health law fix

  • 2:03 pm Thursday, November 14th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

Feeling the heat over the bungled rollout of the healthcare.gov website and from hundreds of thousands of notices canceling health plans, President Obama offered an administrative fix on Thursday, basically giving people an extra year to stay on those plans. “We did fumble the ball on it,” the President said. …

More heartburn for Democrats over health law

  • 8:46 pm Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

As the Obama Administration finally released the first official enrollment numbers for the Obama health law and tech experts tried to explain the troubles of healthcare.gov before a House committee, Democratic unity on the health law continued to crack amid concerns about political fallout over the President’s insurance pledge. “The …

Feds release first health enrollment numbers

  • 3:25 pm Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

The first numbers are out from the Obama Administration on health insurance enrollments – 106,185 is the total provided by the Department of Health and Human Services – of that, 25 percent came from healthcare.gov and the federal exchange that serves 36 states, the rest from the states that set …

Pressure builds on White House for insurance fix

  • 5:49 pm Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

As some Democrats in the Congress signaled interest in supporting plans from both parties to honor the President’s “if you like your insurance plan you can keep it” pledge, the White House still wasn’t publicly indicating how it might deal with people who are losing their health insurance and having …

Feds and states struggle with web enrollments

  • 9:18 pm Monday, November 11th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

As the Obama Administration gets ready to reveal data this week on how many people have enrolled for insurance under the Obama health law, a quick review of those states that set up their own health exchange web sites shows that enrollment troubles aren’t limited to just healthcare.gov. One outside …

More down time for healthcare.gov

  • 6:27 pm Sunday, November 10th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

If you were thinking about using some of the weekend or the Veterans Day federal holiday on Monday to poke around on healthcare.gov, you can certainly go to the federal health insurance web portal, but you won’t be able to check whether you are eligible for subsidies from the federal …

Obama offers apology on insurance pledge

  • 10:33 pm Thursday, November 7th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

After ten days of political pummeling over the cancellation of thousands of health plans, President Obama changed course during an interview with NBC News on Thursday, admitting that his administration had failed to keep his ‘if you like it you can keep it’ pledge for health insurance. “I am sorry …

Senators push for health law change on part-time workers

  • 7:47 am Thursday, November 7th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

A group of Senators in both parties is asking for action by Congress in coming weeks on a plan that would redefine how workers are treated under the Obama health law, worried that it is forcing many employees into part-time jobs. “Effective health care reform should expand access to coverage, …

Postgame on two weeks of health hearings

  • 8:36 pm Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

The political controversy over healthcare.gov and the Obama health law’s implementation shows no sign of ending as a second week of hearings in Congress ended with both parties complaining about the web site and the Obama Administration still scrambling to fix dozens of problems. Now for some postgame thoughts: Republicans …

What the 2013 elections told us

  • 7:08 am Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

The polls had barely closed before the knives were out among Republicans on what the off year elections in 2013 meant nationally, as attention swiftly turned to Congressional mid-terms in 2014 and the race for the White House in 2016. WHO WON ELECTION NIGHT? The obvious “winner” in the 2013 …