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.
November 19 House Republicans say they remain concerned about the cybersecurity controls underpinning the online federal health exchange.
November 11 Six federal agencies earned an average of “very poor." HealthCare.gov scored the lowest.
November 10 The White House is hoping the people turned off by the website's disastrous debut will come back for its second try.
November 4 Down under, a government-administered health exchange accidentally exposed consumer data online.
October 28 Todd Park formally subpoenaed to testify Nov. 19.
October 8 Officials hope rigorous testing will avert a repeat of last year's fiasco.
September 19 "The problem is the average contracting officer doesn’t know how."
September 18 Republicans release CMS emails about pulling code from open-source site.
September 18 Hack did not compromise any data or personal information, DHS official tells Congress.
September 17 Panel says new emails contradict former CTO’s previous statements.
September 17 Site is still vulnerable today, watchdog says.
September 15 The head of the U.S. Digital Service is taking a fix-it first approach to his office.
September 15 Panel charges White House involvement in Obamacare website woes.
September 4 No evidence personal data was breached or even targeted, but malware did end up on Obamacare marketplace
August 26 Twenty HealthCare.gov-related contracts cost more than estimated, while the cost of seven more than doubled.
August 11 Team will focus on helping agencies improve their digital service delivery.
August 1 In some ways, it looks a lot like the old contracts.
July 31 Still, the agency responsible for the site is in a "vastly different situation," official tells Congress.
July 30 A slew of management failures led to the site's disastrous launch, according to a new GAO report.
July 17 The bid is probably not going to CGI Federal.