(Reuters) – The U.S. administration has made headway against an online traffic bottleneck that jammed enrollment for President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform, but new technical problems greeted users on Monday showing how difficult it will be to get consumers registered in time for coverage to start January 1.
Three weeks since the launch of new health insurance plans under Obamacare, users were able to create accounts for themselves and begin the enrollment process through the Healthcare.gov insurance marketplace for consumers in 36 states, according to people aiding the sign-up effort.
(Reuters) – Tens of thousands of uninsured people have begun to sign up for health coverage through online Obamacare private insurance marketplaces in California and New York, officials said on Tuesday, while problems still plagued the federal online system.
California and New York are two of the biggest markets for signing up millions of uninsured Americans under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law. State officials said the data they provided on Tuesday was an early indicator of strong demand for new insurance plans that will take effect in 2014.
(Reuters) – The Obama administration said on Monday it was fixing software and capacity problems at the main website designed to enroll millions of Americans into new health plans.
The HealthCare.gov website has been beset by glitches since October 1, the first day people were allowed to enroll in the new coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Access to new online
health insurance exchanges remained limited on Thursday for
millions of Americans seeking information on Obamacare benefits,
creating a backlog of the uninsured seeking coverage.
Local health clinics, nonprofit community groups and others
have stepped forward to assist would-be beneficiaries in person.
They saw an unexpected influx of phone calls and walk-in visits
from uninsured people who couldn’t access their state’s online
marketplace due to heavy traffic and technical problems.
(Reuters) – The U.S. government on Wednesday scrambled to add computer capacity to handle an unexpectedly large number of Americans logging onto new online insurance marketplaces created under Present Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law.
Technical glitches and heavy traffic slowed Tuesday’s launch of the marketplaces, particularly for the federal Healthcare.gov website serving 36 states.
NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) – While technical problems slowed
the launch of new “Obamacare” websites to sell health insurance
on Tuesday, the law’s supporters on Twitter had an easier time
welcoming the “Affordable Care Cat.”
Celebrities and community groups took to social media to
promote President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the 2010
law popularly known as Obamacare, that aims to provide health
coverage to millions of uninsured Americans beginning next year.
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday that the new state insurance exchanges created by his healthcare reform law will launch as scheduled on Tuesday even if the federal government shuts down due to Republican efforts to defund Obamacare.
The new online health exchanges at the heart of Obama’s Affordable Care Act are set to open for enrollment on October 1 after years of political attack, offering subsidized health coverage for millions of uninsured Americans. Conservative lawmakers in Congress are pushing to cut out spending for the healthcare law at the threat of shutting down the government on the same day.
Sept 27 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday
that the new state insurance exchanges created by his healthcare
reform law will launch as scheduled on Tuesday even if the
federal government shuts down due to Republican efforts to
The new online health exchanges at the heart of Obama’s
Affordable Care Act are set to open for enrollment on Oct. 1
after years of political attack, offering subsidized health
coverage for millions of uninsured Americans. Conservative
lawmakers in Congress are pushing to cut out spending for the
healthcare law at the threat of shutting down the government on
the same day.
NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) – American companies are sending
shockwaves through the healthcare industry by moving a rapidly
growing number of employees onto privately run online exchanges
for their medical coverage.
In a business already bracing for major change because of
President Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms, the decisions are
threatening to shift more power in the market to the benefit
consulting firms opening many of the exchanges.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. State officials behind the launch of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform on October 1 say they could weather a federal government shutdown, though the scenario would add new pressure to the political attacks and technical issues that have weighed on the program’s introduction.
Several officials running new state-based insurance exchanges that are due to open for enrollment next month said they expected to have access to funds in the case of a shutdown, which if it happens, would also start on October 1, the beginning of the fiscal year.