The Technology Behind Obamacare
The Oct. 1 launch of HealthCare.gov proved rocky. The website was supposed to help people choose and enroll in health care plans, as required under the Affordable Care Act, but most early visitors experienced only glitch-filled frustrations.
Below is Nextgov's continuing coverage of the technology that will make or break the Obama administration's signature policy initiative.
March 10 CMS extends its Verizon contract for seven months because of delays in moving to a new cloud host.
March 4 VanRoekel touts a 'one-government, outside-looking-in approach' to federal IT.
March 4 Time article provides rich insight into the intersection of Silicon Valley and Washington culture.
February 28 Some of the solution was technical but many of the big changes were made in the culture of the work environment.
February 28 Why did an HHS tweet get hundreds of favorites but mostly negative comments?
February 25 A similar bill is pending in the Senate.
February 21 The cloud that supports HealthCare.gov has nearly doubled in cost since the days before the site’s troubled launch.
February 20 They've been counting everyone who chooses an insurance policy under the law, even those who haven't paid for it.
February 12 About 1.1 million new people enrolled in plans through HealthCare.gov and state marketplaces during the month.
February 11 New rules soften the law’s employer mandate, which has already been delayed by a year.
February 4 The private broker mistakenly released about 300 client email addresses.
February 4 CBO predicts 1 million fewer sign-ups because of technical problems with the enrollment process.
February 3 Roughly 22,000 appeals have been filed by enrollees try to fix errors with their insurance
January 31 A virtual hangout sent one woman’s Obamacare questions straight to the White House; others are still confused.
January 28 The president’s speech glossed over the troubled state of government technology and procurement.
January 28 Tuesday’s report reverses a two-year rise in public satisfaction with government services.
January 27 The cost of the Obamacare cloud has quadrupled since Verizon first won the contract.
January 24 That’s still far shy of the White House goal of 7 million enrollees by March 31.
January 17 HHS will pay the contractor $91 million to manage the site for one year.
January 16 The Obamacare marketplace underwent end-to-end security testing in mid-December