Over Easy: The Latest Website Tracking You? HealthCare.gov

By: Friday January 23, 2015 5:00 am

On Tuesday the Associated Press revealed that the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment website is secretly sending consumers’ personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data, for both performance and marketing purposes.


The Study Health Care Reform Desperately Needs

By: Wednesday December 10, 2014 1:00 pm

Now that millions of people have used coverage bought on the Affordable Care Act exchanges for a year, it is time for a comprehensive study that questions the entire basis of the law.

Like a Stopped Clock Republicans Were Right About Sebelius Resignation

By: Friday April 11, 2014 7:40 am

Congressional Republicans were “right” about the fact she should resign, but only to the extend a stopped clock happens to be right twice a day. If you choose to blindly oppose everything, you will sometimes happen to be right.

Last Minute Surge Gets Obamacare to 7 Million Registration Goal

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 8:17 am

Anyone who has been to the post office on April 15th will know that many people tend to wait until the very last minute to do things. Signing up for health insurance on healthcare.gov proved to be no different.

Uninsured Still View HealthCare.gov Negatively

By: Friday January 3, 2014 12:57 pm

It is very difficult to make a properly informed decision and that is a problem stemming from the structure of the law. The law gave insurance companies incredible discretion in design plans and networks making real comparison complicated for regular people. Even the best website design can only do so much to elevate the stress and hassle of dealing with this inherent complexity.

December Saw Surge in Obamacare Exchange Signups

By: Monday December 30, 2013 9:40 am

While Healthcare.gov had a very rocky first two months things worked much better in December. According to the Obama administration 975,000 people selected plans on the federally run exchange this month. This brings total signup on the federal exchange to 1.1 million. When the state run exchanges are added in the total number of people selecting exchange coverage is now around 2 million.

Today is the New Deadline to get January Coverage via HealthCare.gov

By: Tuesday December 24, 2013 8:18 am

Today is the new deadline to select a health insurance plan via Healthcare.gov if you want your coverage to start January first.

HHS Moves to Expand Exchange Deadlines

By: Friday December 13, 2013 7:35 am

Problems with the Healthcare.gov website as well as low enrollment means significantly fewer people are going to be covered come January than the Obama administration planned, so they are doing everything they can to maximize the numbers.

Would All State-Based Exchanges Have Been Just as Problematic?

By: Thursday December 12, 2013 2:40 pm

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.

Healthcare.gov Not Actually Improved as Much as Administration Claimed

By: Tuesday December 3, 2013 7:48 am

The Obama administration has managed to make some significant improvements to Healthcare.gov but it is still not working as well as the administration has led people to believe. On Sunday they bragged the site “has the capacity to handle 50,000 concurrent or simultaneous users at one time.” But the very next day that was proven [...]

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