Marilyn Tavenner

The HealthCare . gov website. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Federal health care sign-ups pass 1 million mark

HONOLULU (AP) — The government’s rehabilitated health insurance website has seen a December surge in customer sign-ups, pushing enrollment past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration says. Combined with numbers for state-run markets, that […]

12/30/2013

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Total sign-ups for Obama health plans estimated at 2M as December surge propels federal market

HONOLULU (AP) — The Obama administration says a December surge has propelled health insurance sign-ups through the federal government’s website past the 1 million mark. Independent experts say when numbers for state-run markets are reported, […]

12/29/2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

White House sidesteps on “Obamacare” change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under growing pressure, the administration refused repeatedly to state a position Tuesday on legislation formalizing President Barack Obama’s oft-stated promise that people who like their existing coverage should be allowed to keep […]

11/05/2013

Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Tavenner says Web Site improved and improving

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior government official declined to say Tuesday if the administration will support legislation to fulfill President Barack Obama’s oft-stated promise that anyone who likes their health care plan will be able […]

11/05/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/ J. Scott Applewhite)

Concerns raised about security of health website

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending President Barack Obama’s much-maligned health care overhaul in Congress, his top health official was confronted Wednesday with a government memo raising new security concerns about the trouble-prone website that consumers are […]

10/30/2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Contractor warned health site had limited testing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major contractor behind the federal health insurance exchange website told the government last month it didn’t have enough time to test its product. CGI Federal also told the Centers for Medicare […]

10/30/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Health policy cancellations new blow for admin.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, website woes. Lawmakers confronted the Obama administration Tuesday with a difficult new health care problem — a wave of cancellation notices hitting individuals and small business who buy their own […]

10/29/2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Medicare chief apologizes for ‘Obamacare’ woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stressing that improvements are happening daily, the senior Obama official closest to the administration’s malfunctioning health care website apologized Tuesday for problems that have kept Americans from successfully signing up for coverage. […]

10/29/2013

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Sebelius to face tough questioning on health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans said Sunday they intend to press Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration’s troubled launch of healthcare.gov, the online portal to buy insurance, and concerns about the […]

10/27/2013

Paper work to sign-up for new plans through a health insurance exchange. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A bumpy first day for new insurance marketplaces

CHICAGO (AP) — For millions of Americans trying to log in, the online insurance marketplaces created by the new health care law began with a stalled website, an error message or a menu that didn’t […]

10/02/2013

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