While Heathcare.gov’s first two months were a disaster, the federal exchange’s performance was about average when compared to all states that tried to created their own.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday December 12, 2013 2:40 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday December 5, 2013 12:08 pm|
President Obama promise “if you like your insurance you can keep it” has generated a lot of attention lately, but long-term the failure of an even more oft-repeated promise will be more important. Obama has frequently implied using the Affordable Care Act will stop people from going broke if they get sick, even though this will not be true.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 3, 2013 9:55 am|
In light of the continuing problems with Healthcare.gov it is clear Republican governors made an incredibly smart political decision when they opted not to build their own state-based exchanges. If you separate it from the policy implications, on a purely political level it was one of the smartest collective political moves in years.
|By: Jon Walker Friday November 15, 2013 9:25 am|
ACA was supposed to be both a benchmark and a guarantee of at least one not terrible option. Now people just face a very confusing mess on the exchanges, and it is beyond frustrating that Obama only actually figured this out a few days ago.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 14, 2013 11:30 am|
President Obama delivered a very apologetic presser today on the problems with the Affordable Care Act, but the most remarkable moment was when Obama basically admitted he never really understood how his signature law would actually work.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 13, 2013 7:30 am|
It appears the Obama administration might not have Healthcare.gov properly functioning by the end of the month.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 12, 2013 7:36 am|
Many old policies will be cancelled by January 1st and some people will have no choice but to use the exchanges or be left without coverage. The administration has had an exceptionally long grace period to fix this problem, but time is quickly running out.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 7, 2013 4:20 pm|
While in Texas selling his health care law President Obama highlighted that it is really easy to just expand public insurance to cover the uninsured.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 7, 2013 9:30 am|
So much time has been spent on whether or not the Obama administration can get the exchanges barely functioning by December it has completely overshadowed the much more important issue of will the law actual work.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 29, 2013 11:55 am|
In preparation for her appearance before the Health and Human Services Committee tomorrow, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has released her written testimony. While she says very little about the source of Healthcare.gov’s problems, it appears she is going to place almost all the blame on the contractors and drag out the old line about too many people trying to log on.