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.
10:27 AM ET Sebelius wants them to allow late payments for those who miss Jan. 1 deadline.
December 12 Credential aims to ensure security and privacy practitioners have the core knowledge and skills.
December 11 The House oversight chairman says the government can’t bar contractors from cooperating with his investigation.
December 11 A doctor shares his views on what’s wrong with the Affordable Care Act.
December 11 Obamacare law is the most viewed document ever posted online by the Government Printing Office.
December 11 Kathleen Sebelius also directed CMS to appoint a chief risk officer to oversee IT acquisitions.
December 11 While 365,000 Americans selected new plans under the Affordable Care Act during October and November, most were through state exchanges.
December 9 A Q-and-A with tax policy professor Joseph Thorndike.
December 9 HHS has struggled to figure out the extent of HealthCare.gov’s back-end problems.
December 5 Medicare wants to standardize state Medicaid data.
December 5 Officials say the site is working for the vast majority of users after two months of poor performance.
December 4 Website fixes, spike in sign-ups may signal a turnaround for the law.
December 4 Site’s troubles prompt larger questions about government’s role in the economy.
December 4 Health plan providers are regularly providing technical feedback to the administration.
December 3 Follow key reporting on the Obama administration’s signature policy initiative.
December 3 Important pieces of the Obamacare site are still glitchy, or missing altogether.
December 3 HealthCare.gov mostly works for consumers now. Next it needs to work for insurers. And then healthy people need to sign up.
December 3 Engineers have put many insurance seekers in an online queue to avoid overwhelming the site.
December 2 In order to boast how far the federal site has come, HHS laid out how bad it used to be.
December 1 The site can now support 50,000 simultaneous users with response times under 1 second.