Hosted by Michael Graham.5:05 PM, Dec 4, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on Obamacare and why more speeches by the president will not save it.
This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to THE WEEKLY STANDARD's iTunes podcast feed here.
Hosted by Michael Graham5:45 PM, Dec 3, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Michael Warren on President Obama's speech to the press today on the problems plaguing Healthcare.gov and Obamacare.
10:04 AM, Dec 1, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Peter Doocy of Fox News reports that Healthcare.gov has not been working properly today:
"Federal officials promised that healthcare.gov would work smoothly for a vast majority of users starting today. But that has not been the case so far because this morning the critical verification system is unavailable. That's the system that confirms identities and makes sure people are receiving proper coverage information.
10:27 AM, Nov 30, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
In an interview with Barbara Walters on Friday, President Obama again acknowledged problems with the roll out of the Obamacare website Healthcare.gov.
10:39 AM, Nov 19, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Barack Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer says the president won't be attending the Gettysburg address anniversary today because the "whole website thing." He appears to be talking about the ongoing problems with the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov.
Pfeiffer made the comments today in a Twitter exchange with a couple reporters:
3:38 PM, Nov 18, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden says that "God willing" the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov, will be fixed. He made the remarks at the Port of Houston today.
Via the pool report:
1:25 PM, Nov 18, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
When the Obama administration launched the Healthcare.gov website on October 1, the president and his officials focused on the coverage that would now be available to the uninsured as of January 1, 2014. However, with the recent flood of cancellations of those who were told they could "keep their plan," millions more will need new insurance in place by the beginning of the new year. The well publicized "glitches" have slowed enrollment considerably, and now there is new evidence that consumers will find themselves with even less time to secure coverage than originally thought.
4:03 PM, Nov 13, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The federal health insurance exchange website created by Obamacare has been a "complete disaster" said CNN analyst Gloria Borger. Speaking on Jake Tapper's program Wednesday afternoon, Borger was asked to respond to the enrollment numbers released by the administration following the first month of healthcare.gov and the several state-run exchanges across the country.
9:16 AM, Nov 13, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
WRTV in Indiana reports that a man has tried for 6 weeks to sign up for Obamacare, but is still unable to:
The report estimates that the man has spent 60 hours trying to sign up for Obamacare.
"But after 6 weeks and 60 hours on [the Obamacare] website, he still isn't enrolled," says the reporter.
"This has been a nightmare," says the Indiana man.
8:10 AM, Nov 12, 2013 • By MICHAEL ASTRUE
The launch of the health exchanges has produced diverse images of failure: blank screens, improperly released Social Security numbers; a White House official undermining congressional oversight on September 6, 2013, with a phony security certification; and political appointees blaming their failures on unexpected enthusiasm for the exchanges—a fiction reminiscent of Cold War Soviets touting food lines as evidence of enthusiasm for a five-year agricultural plan causing widespread starvation.
12:12 PM, Nov 11, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The rallying cry among those who still believe in Obamacare, and that it will fundamentally transform health care in America, like to say of the program’s current problems, “It’s just a web site.” Implying that it can, like the transmission on your automobile, be fixed and you can then proceed to your destination.
The other problem with HealthCare.gov. Nov 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
Americans are methodically dealing with the Kübler-Ross stages of Obama-care grief, with our national healing process moving briskly through roughly one stage per week: (1) denial upon realizing that the website HealthCare.gov didn’t work; (2) anger at the realization that the technical back-end of the exchanges is as dysfunctional as the front-end of the site; (3) shock at the cancellation of plans and increase of premiums; and (4) depression at the prospect of losing access to doctors, too.
8:03 PM, Nov 7, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama said that "I've been burned already with-- a website," before correcting himself and saying, "the American people have been burned by -- a website that has been dysfunctional." He made the comments in an interview with MSNBC host Chuck Todd.
From the trancript, as released by NBC:
8:05 AM, Nov 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Justin Hadley was using the Obamacare website when he was accidentally sent "eligibility letters" addressed to other people -- in other states.
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:30 PM, Nov 1, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on his view from the bleachers at game six of the world series and the failure of the President's promise on keeping your health insurance policy if you like it, and whether the president will sacrifice part of Obamacare to help the Democrats in 2014.