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Although multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, it's hardly the first time a new, sprawling government program has been beset by early technical glitches, political hostility and gloom-and-doom denouncements.  (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obamacare Just One In A Series Of Slow-Moving Government Programs

Although multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, it’s hardly the first time a new, sprawling government program has been beset by early technical glitches, political hostility and gloom-and-doom denouncements.

12/25/2013

Fil photo of medication. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Medicare ‘Doughnut Hole’ Savings Average $801 In Some Areas Due To ACA Provision

Thousands of Illinois residents with high medication costs are seeing some gains from a provision of the Affordable Care Act.

11/30/2013

Tony Trenkle, the man who oversaw the creation of Healthcare.gov, is resigning. (Getty Images)

Tech Chief Behind Obamacare Website Stepping Down

Tony Trenkle, the man who oversaw Healthcare.gov, is resigning.

11/07/2013

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

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Md. Submits Plan to Update All-payer Health System

Maryland has submitted a plan to the federal government to modernize the state’s all-payer rate setting system for hospital services, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Friday.

10/11/2013

Warning to seniors on Medicare: If someone asks for your personal information for a state insurance exchange under the new health care law, he's probably a crook. Those exchanges don't apply to seniors. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Feds Warn ‘Obamacare’ Will Create New Scam Artists, Info Thieves

Warning to seniors on Medicare: If someone asks for your personal information for a state insurance exchange under the new health care law, he’s probably a crook. Those exchanges don’t apply to seniors.

09/18/2013

A new government study says that federal health care and retirement programs threaten to overwhelm the federal budget and harm the economy in coming decades unless Washington finds the political will to restrain their inexorable growth. The long-term pressures promise to quickly reverse recent improvements in the deficit. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Study: Current Federal Government Growth Will Overwhelm Long-Term US Budget

A new government study says that federal health care and retirement programs threaten to overwhelm the federal budget and harm the economy in coming decades unless Washington finds the political will to restrain their inexorable growth. The long-term pressures promise to quickly reverse recent improvements in the deficit.

09/17/2013

President Barack Obama hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room of the White House on July 25, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

White House Recruiting Religious Leaders To Push ‘Obamacare’

Religion and the nation’s new health law haven’t exactly been viewed as friendly partners in the public eye, with most of the attention focused on religious employers’ objections to covering the cost of birth control.

08/09/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images)

Obama Administration: Medicare Drug Premiums To Inch Up In 2014

The Obama administration says the average monthly premium for Medicare prescription drug plans will inch up by $1 next year, to $31.

07/30/2013

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