Glitches Articles


Paper Application Missing From Healthcare.gov

8:08 AM, Dec 11, 2013

The Obama administration began emphasizing the option of applying for insurance through the Obamacare Marketplace with a paper application ever since it became apparent that the online process at Healthcare.gov was riddled with problems.

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Obamacare Website Still Not Accepting Online Payments

12:07 PM, Dec 05, 2013

With all the other problems experienced by consumers at Healthcare.gov, actually making payments for plans selected has gotten relatively little attention until recently.  As the end of the year draws closer, however, the importance of making a payment to secure coverage by January 1 has increased.

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Healthcare Pork

5:36 PM, Nov 14, 2013

Obamacare’s woes seem to have come as a surprise to many in Washington. Wait, you mean people actually won’t be able to keep their insurance? Quick, pass a law.

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Something in the Water?

8:32 AM, Oct 24, 2013

The first-time claims number comes in as … well, not so good.  This is typical if not predictable.  As Reuters reports:

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An Inauspicious Debut

The health exchange meltdowns are not just ‘glitches.’
Oct 21, 2013

For over a year it has been common knowledge within the Obama administration that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) could not launch its network of health exchanges for the Affordable Care Act in a minimally acceptable way. That knowledge did not stop the HHS publicity machine from constantly assuring the American public that its computer systems would be ready for the first enrollment period.

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Top Bureaucrat Refuses to Guarantee Obamacare Website Will Be Fixed By Mid-December

10:19 AM, Oct 20, 2013

Sylvia Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, refused to guarantee that the Obamacare website will be fixed by December 15:

"If people can't sign up, they can't get affordable care," asked Bloomberg's Al Hunt. "And can you guarantee the public that by December 15, say, which is a little over 2 weeks before they can really join, that these problems will be largely rectified?"

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Obamacare: A No Bidder

8:16 AM, Oct 14, 2013

The headline on Richard Pollock's Washington Examiner piece is troubling, which is a high bar to clear, these days.

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