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Topic - Kathleen Sebelius
Less than one-third of uninsured young Americans say they are likely to sign up for health insurance in the Obamacare exchanges, according to a Harvard University Institute of Polling survey Wednesday that signals President Obama's sales pitch to a key group of his supporters is falling short.
The Obama administration this week rolled out its revamped Obamacare website, and right away, traffic picked up — the site was able to handle a whopping 50,000 at the same time (about .00000000001 percent of what Amazon or Google can handle during this holiday season, but not bad for government work).
The Obama administration promised to have the Obamacare website working smoothly by Saturday, but even President Obama knows this latest deadline is another target that his team is likely to miss.
The title of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's brand-new book tells all: "Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge" is all about practical success and the inner mettle of an unapologetic Cheesehead determined to defeat his state's $3.6 billion deficit, rising unemployment and escalating property taxes.
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.
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.
For decades, the mental health fields have been fighting for the gold standard in coverage of mental disorders: parity with physical illnesses.
Only about 106,000 Americans enrolled in Obamacare's health care exchanges during the first month and fewer than 27,000 of those were from the federally run exchanges, the administration said Wednesday, finally releasing numbers showing just how rocky the rollout has been for President Obama's signature initiative.
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.
The government is looking for the panic button. The Obamacare administrators are desperate for customers, and they're turning to the squalid and the sordid to sell the government health care scheme nobody wants. The "Thanks, Obamacare" advertising campaign, for example, depicts a woman standing next to a scruffy man who needs a bath, giving him a thumbs up with one hand and offering pills with the other. "OMG, he's hot," she says. "Let's hope he's as easy to get as this birth control."
EXCLUSIVE: Two months before enrollment began in the Obamacare exchanges, the administration's top health care official heaped praise on WebMD for launching an online resource to help Americans navigate the complex law.
President Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Harry Reid and all the other Democrats who supported the overhaul of the whole health care system need to repeal Obamacare now. If the younger people don't sign up for it, and the president delays certain parts of it, how much money will be coming in to fund it?
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been under withering fire for the debacle with the Obamacare website and the crisis wherein hundreds of thousands of Americans have had their private health insurance policies canceled because of HHS regulations for Obamacare. Many are calling for Mrs. Sebelius' resignation for the crisis her incompetence has created and the damage the fiasco has done to the affected Americans. Yet President Obama has yet to show any inclination to fire her.
The Obama administration, fresh off an apology from President Obama to Americans who are losing their current health plans under his new health care law, forged ahead Friday with rules that place mental health and substance abuse care on equal footing with medical and surgical benefits.
President Obama's approval ratings may be stuck in a sand trap, but that has not deterred him from sticking to his weekly round of golf.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the data, especially a figure showing more than 1 million people have been deemed eligible for an Obamacare-related plan, indicates strong interest across the country, even if her agency's people are "not where we want to be" in terms of web performance.
"The marketplace is working, people are enrolling," Mrs. Sebelius told reporters on a conference call.