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, 2014 House Republicans say they remain concerned about the cybersecurity controls underpinning the online federal health exchange.
November 11, 2014 Six federal agencies earned an average of “very poor." HealthCare.gov scored the lowest.
November 10, 2014 The White House is hoping the people turned off by the website's disastrous debut will come back for its second try.
November 4, 2014 Down under, a government-administered health exchange accidentally exposed consumer data online.
October 28, 2014 Todd Park formally subpoenaed to testify Nov. 19.
October 8, 2014 Officials hope rigorous testing will avert a repeat of last year's fiasco.
September 19, 2014 "The problem is the average contracting officer doesn’t know how."
September 18, 2014 Republicans release CMS emails about pulling code from open-source site.
September 18, 2014 Hack did not compromise any data or personal information, DHS official tells Congress.
September 17, 2014 Panel says new emails contradict former CTO’s previous statements.
September 17, 2014 Site is still vulnerable today, watchdog says.
September 15, 2014 The head of the U.S. Digital Service is taking a fix-it first approach to his office.
September 15, 2014 Panel charges White House involvement in Obamacare website woes.
September 4, 2014 No evidence personal data was breached or even targeted, but malware did end up on Obamacare marketplace
August 26, 2014 Twenty HealthCare.gov-related contracts cost more than estimated, while the cost of seven more than doubled.
August 11, 2014 Team will focus on helping agencies improve their digital service delivery.
August 1, 2014 In some ways, it looks a lot like the old contracts.
July 31, 2014 Still, the agency responsible for the site is in a "vastly different situation," official tells Congress.
July 30, 2014 A slew of management failures led to the site's disastrous launch, according to a new GAO report.
July 17, 2014 The bid is probably not going to CGI Federal.
June 19, 2014 Lawmakers attribute the website’s initial failure poor IT and management.
June 6, 2014 Some fear the overhaul won’t be done in time and could result in a failed open season.
June 4, 2014 The discrepancies could be the result of false information or changes in circumstances, AP reports.
May 2, 2014 Hawaii spent $920 for each new consumer, while Florida spent only $16.
May 1, 2014 About 28 percent of enrollees were in the vital 18-to-34-year-old range.
April 24, 2014 It's so bad, an advisory panel recommended Thursday that the state move to the federal exchange.
April 19, 2014 The online marketplace's homepage directs users to change their login information.
April 18, 2014 The White House drastically slowed its #GetCovered Twitter campaign after March 31.
April 11, 2014 But Akamai systems powering the Obamacare website contained the data-leaking vulnerability.
April 10, 2014 The size of the problem is hard to pinpoint, as experiences vary by state and info is largely anecdotal.
April 3, 2014 Issa argues state exchanges were redundant and unnecessary.
April 1, 2014 A last-minute surge gives the White House a major victory.
March 31, 2014 HealthCare.gov struggles to meet demand Monday.
March 31, 2014 Technical problems strike again as last-minute shoppers flood the site with traffic.
March 31, 2014 The site was down for maintenance Monday morning.
March 27, 2014 The White House clears a major milestone with four days left in the enrollment window.
March 26, 2014 Consumers must try to sign up for a plan by March 31.
March 26, 2014 The administration releases a long list of loopholes to the enrollment deadline.
March 26, 2014 Consumers who say they tried to sign up for health coverage before the March 31 deadline will get more time.
March 18, 2014 Oregon's exchange doesn't work; Nevadans get error messages reminiscent of HealthCare.gov's early days.