More than 200,000 Coloradans are losing their health insurance because of the federal overhaul, the state Division of Insurance reported Thursday in a count of lives on health plans canceled by 23 carriers in the wake of new requirements.
Beset by hard-to-keep promises and a massive website failure, President Barack Obama traveled to the heart of the “Obamacare” opposition Wednesday, declaring that ideological rigidity was denying health insurance to millions of Americans.
A CBS News analysis shows that the 15 states that opted to set up their own exchanges are spending more than $1.1 billion to launch and implement their own websites, often paying the same government contractors to do the same job in different states.
Four days before the Healthcare.gov website went live, a memo warned there were security risks with the coding.
Just four days before the healthcare.gov site went live, a Center for Medicare and Medical Services (CMS) memo indicated that the site had “inherent security risks” because security testing on the site was on partially completed.
HealthCare.gov is currently down as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies before a House committee today on the problems plaguing the Affordable Care Act.
An internal government memo obtained by The Associated Press shows administration officials were concerned that a lack of testing posed a “high” security risk for President Barack Obama’s new health insurance website.
Obama Citing Mass. Health Care System’s Slow Start To Keep Expectations Low For Early Obamacare Sign-Ups
President Barack Obama is citing the Massachusetts health care system’s slow start to keep expectations low for early sign-ups for his own overhaul. And he’s pointing to the bipartisan effort to get the program launched in Massachusetts to encourage his opponents to stop rooting for his law’s failure.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be pointing the finger at contractors for the problems the HealthCare.gov website has gone through since its Oct. 1 launch.
As the public face of President Barack Obama’s signature health care program, Kathleen Sebelius has become the target for attacks over its botched rollout. Republicans want her to resign and even some Democrats — while not mentioning Sebelius — say someone should be fired.