Affordable Care Act

5:55pm

Sun December 1, 2013
All Tech Considered

The Key Test For HealthCare.gov Is The Part You Can't See

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The consumer-facing part of HealthCare.gov is working more smoothly, but how well the invisible back-end is working is unclear.
NPR

Calling the improvements "night and day" from October, the Obama administration says it has met its goal of getting the troubled HealthCare.gov site working for a "vast majority" of users. But that's only part of a complex technology system that is designed to end with insurance companies providing coverage for millions of consumers.

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3:43am

Sun November 24, 2013
Shots - Health News

Colorado Ads Use Sex And Alcohol To Sell Health Insurance

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 11:41 am

This controversial ad riffing off the legendary "got milk?" campaign is one of several marketing health insurance to young people in Colorado.
Thanks Obamacare campaign

Try this on for size: The Affordable Care Act is good for young adults because it'll save them money on health care, leaving them more to spend on liquor and birth control.

That's one way to interpret the message from a provocative new ad campaign in Colorado. Not everyone is thrilled with it.

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4:55am

Thu November 21, 2013
All Tech Considered

How HealthCare.gov Is Giving A Once-Obscure Bill A Boost

Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 8:42 am

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. (right) reacts to Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., at a May hearing. The two are co-authors of a federal IT reform bill.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

As federal tech launches go, it's not just HealthCare.gov that didn't take off. A report from IT research firm the Standish Group finds that 94 percent of federal IT projects come in late, over budget or get scrapped completely.

President Obama focused on the issue of procuring technology for the federal government in a recent interview.

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8:45am

Thu November 14, 2013
Politics

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: Obama's Statement On The Affordable Care Act

Screencap of President Obama speaking from the White House Press Breifing room as he makes his statement on the current state of the Affordable Care Act and HealthCare.gov rollout, Nov. 14, 2013.
White House YouTube.com

President Obama spoke from the White House press room Thursday. The president first addressed the situation in the Philippines before making a statement on the state of the Affordable Care Act and the rollout of HealthCare.gov.

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2:46pm

Tue November 12, 2013
Shots - Health News

Medicaid Questions Slow Insurance Purchases On Colorado Exchange

Originally published on Wed November 13, 2013 3:39 pm

Click right this way for Medicaid.
Connect for Health

If you want to meet somebody who's really happy with the Affordable Care Act, then say hello to Sue Birch, Colorado's Medicaid director.

Nearly 40,000 Coloradans signed up for health coverage on the state's new marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado, rather than HealthCare.gov.

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