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The Obama administration says it's pulling the plug on proposed changes to the Medicare prescription program that ran into strong opposition on Capitol Hill.  (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Administration Drops Proposals For Medicare Changes

The Obama administration says it’s pulling the plug on proposed changes to the Medicare prescription program that ran into strong opposition on Capitol Hill.

03/10/2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill, on Nov. 4, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

White House Won’t Say If It Will Support Legislation For People Who Want To Keep Health Plan

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 to keep it under the nation’s new law.

11/05/2013

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius defended Healthcare.gov at a House hearing on Wednesday. (Getty Images)

Memo: Healthcare.gov Had Security Risks At Launch

Four days before the Healthcare.gov website went live, a memo warned there were security risks with the coding.

10/31/2013

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. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Four Days Before Launch Health Care Website Had ‘Inherent Security Risks’

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.

10/30/2013

Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services speaks during a hearing with the House Ways and Means Committee in Washington, DC, October 29, 2013.  Tavenner is the first Obama Administration to testify before Congress since the troubled launch of the federal exchange website. 'I want to assure you that Healthcare.gov can be fixed, and we are working around the clock to give you the experience that you deserve,' she said.  (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Medicare Chief Expected Initial Obamacare Enrollment Numbers To Be Small

While the Obama administration was expecting a large number of uninsured Americans to enroll in the new health care system in its first month, the Medicare chief was forecasting numbers far lower.

10/30/2013

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. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Medicare Chief Apologizes For Obamacare Woes, Refuses Release Of Enrollment Numbers

“I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should,” Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner said as she began her testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee. It was the most direct mea culpa yet from a top administration official.

10/29/2013

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