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  • Oregon Sues Oracle

    Oregon Sues Oracle

    Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is taking Oracle to court. The state of Oregon — my home state, go fightin’ rain and trees — is unhappy with the performance of the website that Oracle built for its Obamacare rollout. The site, frankly, didn’t work as expected. The cost of the Oracle effort? Hundreds of millions of dollars. The best part to all of this is… Read More

  • US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius To Resign

    US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius To Resign

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning. President Obama, according to the New York Times, has selected Sylvia Mathews Burwell of the Office of Management and Budget as her replacement. Secretary Sebelius became a household name following the catastrophic launch of Healthcare.gov, the government’s portal to provide a marketplace for private health insurance… Read More

  • HHS Secretary Sebelius: HealthCare.Gov “Definitely Saw The Galifianakis Bump”

    HHS Secretary Sebelius: HealthCare.Gov “Definitely Saw The Galifianakis Bump”

    When Obamacare passed the 6 million-person sign-up mark, we pointed, with our tongues half-cheeked, to President Obama’s Between Two Ferns appearance with Zach Galifianakis. Turns out we were mostly on point. Recently, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius told the Huffington Post that the government “definitely saw that Galifianakis bump.” Read More

  • Obamacare Spurring A New Generation Of Startups

    Obamacare Spurring A New Generation Of Startups

    Spurred by the Affordable Care Act, the American healthcare system in 2014 has entered a period of titanic change. The process will be messy and disruptive – it already is. While challenging for consumers of healthcare services, the shifting landscape provides tremendous opportunity for entrepreneurs, setting up the potential for an accelerated shift in healthcare delivery in the U.S. Read More

  • Senators Want Tech Companies To Serve As Healthcare.gov Alternative

    Senators Want Tech Companies To Serve As Healthcare.gov Alternative

    Eight Democratic senators are finally asking the Obama Administration to let startups act as an alternative to the malfunctioning healthcare website, Healthcare.gov. “There are long-term advantages to providing Americans multiple ways to find and sign up for the health coverage that best meets their needs,” reads the letter to the Department of Health And Human Services… Read More

  • Official: “We’re Kind Of Blind” To The Costs Of Healthcare.gov Fix

    Official: “We’re Kind Of Blind” To The Costs Of Healthcare.gov Fix

    Apparently, the U.S. government has no idea how much it will cost to fix the malfunctioning, multi-million-dollar federal healthcare e-commerce website, Healthcare.gov. During ongoing Congressional testimony to the House Oversight Committee, David Powner, the director of IT management at the Government Accountability Office, was asked how much it will cost to fix the website. Read More

  • Healthcare.gov Could Only Handle 1,100 Users On The Eve Of Launch

    Healthcare.gov Could Only Handle 1,100 Users On The Eve Of Launch

    Recently released documents reveal that the failed federal insurance e-commerce website, healthcare.gov, could only handle a measly 1100 users the day before it launched [PDF]. It has long been suspected that the White House prioritized politics over technical realities in the launch of the healthcare website, but this some of the best proof that officials were burying their heads in the sand. Read More

  • There Are No More “Tech Issues”

    There Are No More “Tech Issues”

    Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is not a tech founder. President Barack Obama does not have a GitHub account. The failed launch of the new health insurance e-commerce website, Healthcare.gov, came as a shock to political leaders that were too steeped in government shutdowns and the machinations of two-party infighting to understand how their hired geeks could flub… Read More

  • Yes, Only 6 Users Signed Up On Healthcare.gov Launch Day, But Don’t Panic

    Yes, Only 6 Users Signed Up On Healthcare.gov Launch Day, But Don’t Panic

    New documents reveal that a mere six people managed to sign up for health insurance through the government’s beleaguered e-commerce website, Healthcare.gov on it’s opening day. Naturally, the press is milking every last ounce of this click-bait statistic, but in reality, it probably doesn’t matter. Young, uninsured consumers are compulsive procrastinators. When… Read More