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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Department Of Health And Human Services
Nearly 365,000 people selected a private health plan on state Obamacare markets through the end of November — a sign that people are flocking to the patched-up federal website, HealthCare.gov — although the new pace falls short of long-range projections for an inaugural sign-up period that ends in March.
Marking the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school massacre, the White House will announce a $100 million initiative Tuesday to increase access to mental-health services.
President Obama is bringing a former top aide with deep ties to Congress back to the White House to help get his health care overhaul back on track after a bungled rollout.
Upcoming regulations from the Obama administration in 2014 would cost the private sector $143.3 billion, according to a new report.
A federal advisory panel on blood-donor policies voted Thursday to ask the government to put a new surveillance system in place as a steppingstone to permitting some gay and bisexual men to give blood.
Nearly 1.5 million people were deemed eligible in October to enroll in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program through state agencies or the state-by-state insurance markets tied to the new health care law, the Obama administration said Tuesday.
The Obama administration said Sunday the flawed federal website that threatened to undo President Obama's health care law in its infancy "is night and day from where it was on Oct. 1."
A lessening demand for blood products, in part reflecting advances in medicine in general, appears to be causing the blood-banking industry to become even more selective of donors.
"While there is more work to be done, the team is operating with private sector velocity and effectiveness, and will continue their work to improve and enhance the website in the weeks and months ahead," states a HealthCare.gov progress report released Sunday with much fanfare following an 11-hour fix-it session conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services. Oh, the irony.
The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a major delay to the new health care law, this time putting off by one year the online mechanism that lets small businesses shop for plans through the federal Obamacare marketplace.
The Department of Health and Human Services is replacing Verizon Communications' Terremark subsidiary with Hewlett-Packard to as its web-hosting provider for HealthCare.gov.
President Obama's minions want family holiday gatherings to be a time for reflection on the blessings of Healthcare.gov. Organizing for Action, the rebranded version of Mr. Obama's political machine, has unveiled an advertising campaign designed to boost Obamacare's embarrassing enrollment numbers. It's titled "Health Care for the Holiday."
A new report from a consulting firm indicates the White House was warned of Obamacare rollout glitches as far back as the spring — a significant claim, given the administration's insistence that the president wasn't aware of any problems until after the enrollment website went active.
All one has to do is think back over the developments of the past few months to begin to grasp the futility of making comfortable political predictions. Those in the business of doing so might as well take jobs predicting the course of the next hurricane or next month's weather.
The Obama administration said Wednesday that roughly 106,000 Americans had enrolled in private health coverage through Obamacare by selecting a plan during the first month of activity, an expectedly low number of participants as the White House scrambles to fix the overhaul's main website.