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    GOP Governors Hit Obama Administration on Medicare Advantage Rates

    Three Republican governors yesterday blasted President Barack Obama over changes to next year’s Medicare Advantage rates, writing in a letter that the Obama administration’s recent rate announcement was “little more than political theater.” While the administration says Medicare Advantage plans will get a slight pay bump next year, Govs. Rick … More

    Future of Medicare Advantage Remains Uncertain

    For the second year in a row, the Obama Administration has reversed course on planned payment rate cuts for Medicare Advantage (MA), the private plans providing the Medicare benefit to nearly 30 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries. But this year’s reprieve doesn’t guarantee the program’s future viability. In February, the … More

    Obamacare State Exchange Directors Defend Programs on Capitol Hill

    Six heads of state exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, defended their often poor-performing online insurance marketplaces yesterday on Capitol Hill. Appearing before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, state leaders for Obamacare insurance exchanges in Maryland, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Minnesota, Oregon, and California were grilled … More

    Obamacare Enrollees Stuck with HealthCare.gov Errors

    Thousands of Americans who have asked the federal government to fix errors on their Obamacare applications aren’t likely to get solutions anytime soon, according to internal government data obtained by The Washington Post. Some 22,000 Americans have filed appeals over errors made while applying for health coverage on HealthCare.gov, the … More

    Chief Information Security Officer for Obamacare: I Told HHS the Website Wasn’t Safe

    According to news reports, a government security expert at the heart of Healthcare.gov told Members of the House Oversight Committee that she informed HHS that the website was too dangerous to use. In the days leading up the Obamacare rollout, Teresa Fryer, the Chief Information Security Officer at the Centers … More

    Is the Administration Offering Insurers an Obamacare Bailout?

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today released guidance to state insurance commissioners implementing President Obama’s “fix” for people losing their insurance. Not only does it violate the explicit text of Obamacare itself, but it also raises the possibility of insurers getting access to a new pool of … More

    Will the Obama Administration Ever Actually Help the Man Who Discovered HealthCare.gov Security Breach?

    You would think the Obama Administration would figure out how to help the man who discovered the security breach on HealthCare.gov. Yet, seven days after Justin Hadley first reported the problem, he’s still waiting for his account to be deleted. Hadley logged on to HealthCare.gov last Thursday after his current … More

    Caught in the Obamacare Web

    Each new day brings more disturbing news about the reckless rollout of Obamacare. Americans deserve better than this unworkable law. They also deserve the truth. And right now, they are getting neither from the Obama Administration. Six days ago, a North Carolina man named Justin Hadley logged on to HealthCare.gov … More

    Exclusive: Marilyn Tavenner Did Not Speak Truth Under Oath, Says Victim of Security Breach

    A top Obama administration official came under fire Tuesday after her congressional testimony conflicted with the account of a man at the center of the HealthCare.gov security breach. Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, promised a Senate committee that the U.S. Department of Health and … More

    Man Who Discovered HealthCare.gov Privacy Breach Still Waiting for Help

    It’s been five days since Justin Hadley received a total stranger’s private information on HealthCare.gov, and despite claims from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, he’s still without answers. On Sunday, Hadley could access the private eligibility information of Tom Dougall, a man in South Carolina who had … More