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    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

    The Joke's on Us

    It really writes itself: Obamacare as the ultimate April Fools’ Day punchline. Which of these is your favorite? Share them with your friends. Tweet this Tweet this Tweet this Tweet this Tweet this You can’t make this stuff up. On the health law’s pseudo-deadline day, following a huge push for … More

    Md. Looks to Scrap $125.5 Million Obamacare Website, Start Over

    As states and the federal government push for enrollment in Obamacare ahead of today’s midnight deadline, Maryland is poised for a do-over of its health insurance website, which has performed poorly at a cost of $125.5 million to date. The Washington Post reports that the board for the Maryland Health … More

    Guess How Many States Are Trying to Extend Their Obamacare Enrollment Deadlines

    With only 11 days left in Obamacare’s open enrollment period, several states running the health law’s insurance exchanges are looking at ways to extend their enrollment deadlines for consumers who run into technical glitches, according to Modern Healthcare. These states, which include Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington, are … More

    The White House Jumped the Shark Today

    Cultural trends are often said to “jump the shark” when they go too far and become laughable or obsolete. The White House is in this territory with its desperate—desperate—marketing of Obamacare. Today, Lance Bass—a member of the boy band *NSYNC, which was popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s—tweeted … More

    Biden Lowers Obamacare Enrollment Expectations

    Speaking to patrons of a Minneapolis coffee shop on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden moved the goal post further back on how many Americans would enroll in the Obamacare health insurance exchanges before the March 31 deadline. “We may not get 7 million, we may get to five or six … More

    White House: ‘Small Percentage’ Appealed HealthCare.gov Errors

    The more than 20,000 Americans who want to appeal costly Obamacare errors make up “a very small percentage” of millions of enrollees, the White House says, but the Obama Administration nevertheless will “get them help.” The responsible agency is “working to implement fully an automated appeals system,” White House Press … More

    Even in Spanish, HealthCare.gov a Mess

    Thought you were done with bulk of problems stemming from HealthCare.gov? Think again. Even as problems still abound on the English side, new reports show that the Spanish-language version of HealthCare.gov is causing its own headaches. Released two months late, CuidadoDeSalud.gov includes confusing language scattered in both English and Spanish … More

    5 Posts That Inspired You This Year

    2013 was a great year for The Foundry. Here are the top five posts that inspired you the most. 13 Tax Increases in 2013 New Year’s Day [2013] was tough for taxpayers. Thirteen tax increases kicked in. The deal that Congress and President Obama struck that finally—but only partially—avoided the fiscal cliff … More

    Obamacare Website Is a Security Nightmare

    The Obama administration is urging its supporters to make the most of the holidays by turning family dinners and other social gatherings into platforms for boosting enrollment in Obamacare. Supporters can even log on to a working website for talking points that can help them push loved ones including those … More