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New Plan to Fix Obamacare Website by Nov. 30

October 25, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration (finally) announced a plan to fix HealthCare.gov, the broken website to enroll in health insurance through Obamacare. The site was supposed to be up and running Oct. 1, but it has been mired in technical problems that make it all but unusable. The new deadline for a...

Front-End HealthCare.gov Problems May Be Masking Bigger Back-End Problems

October 25, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Quickly fixing Obamacare's most visible problems could be a disaster for the health care law. By now, pretty much everyone knows that HealthCare.gov, the main portal to access the law's new insurance exchanges, doesn't work. When the site first launched, hardly anyone could create an account to begin shopping for...

Obamacare Data Hub Apparently Works Well, Mitigating Security Fears

October 24, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow For all the problems with HealthCare.gov, one very big, very important piece of Obamacare technology seems to be working well. It's called the "data services hub"—and it's not nearly as boring as it sounds. When the law's critics raise fears of security breaches, they're talking about the data hub. The...

Why States Are Doing Obamacare Better

October 24, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A small—and somewhat surprising—handful of states are implementing Obamacare much more effectively than the Obama administration. HealthCare.gov, the federally run website to sign up for coverage in most of the country, remains plagued by problems: Many consumers still can't use the site three weeks after its launch, and insurance companies...