A December surge propelled health care sign-ups through the government’s rehabilitated website past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration said Sunday, reflecting new signs of life for the problem-plagued federal insurance exchange.
The Christmas Eve deadline to enroll via HealthCare.gov for health care insurance that starts Jan. 1 has passed.
Monday’s deadline for signing up for insurance under the new health care law has effectively been extended through Tuesday in case of heavy demand on the government website.
Problems with the government’s main health care overhaul website carry a bigger risk than frequent crashes: Higher prices could follow for many Americans if technical troubles scare off young people.
A Microsoft executive has been tapped to run HealthCare.gov.
President Barack Obama is meeting Tuesday with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Apple.
Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the uninsured has gone poorly.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is calling for an investigation into the federal health care website.
President Barack Obama is going on a full-court press to promote his health care law.
Robert Gibbs, the former White House spokesman, said Monday that it would be “inexplicable” if no one lost their jobs following the disastrous rollout online health insurance marketplace Healthcare.gov.