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Sam Baker

IT Modernization

Your Butt-Dials Can Be Recorded, Federal Court Says

A federal appeals court said the recipients of butt- or pocket-dials are free to record what they hear.

IT Modernization

Police Can Track Your Cellphone Without a Warrant -- For Now

Two federal appeals courts have upheld warrantless cellphone tracking. Will the Supreme Court step in?

CIO Briefing

HHS Debuts New and Improved HealthCare.gov -- The 'Back' Button Now Works

Officials hope rigorous testing will avert a repeat of last year's fiasco.

CIO Briefing

Obamacare Website Has Cost $840 Million

A slew of management failures led to the site's disastrous launch, according to a new GAO report.

CIO Briefing

Obamacare Clears 7 Million Sign-Ups

A last-minute surge gives the White House a major victory.

CIO Briefing

More Glitches Hit Obamacare Site on Sign-Up Deadline

Technical problems strike again as last-minute shoppers flood the site with traffic.

CIO Briefing

Obamacare Enrollment Tops 6 Million

The White House clears a major milestone with four days left in the enrollment window.

CIO Briefing

HealthCare.gov Bugs and 16 Other Ways to Qualify for an Obamacare Extension

The administration releases a long list of loopholes to the enrollment deadline.

CIO Briefing

The Obamacare Enrollment Crash Is Coming

They've been counting everyone who chooses an insurance policy under the law, even those who haven't paid for it.

CIO Briefing

White House Delays Obamacare Mandate Again

New rules soften the law’s employer mandate, which has already been delayed by a year.

CIO Briefing

Obamacare Enrollment Target Drops to 6 Million

CBO predicts 1 million fewer sign-ups because of technical problems with the enrollment process.

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Analysis: Obamacare Can't Fail

Because the White House won’t stop watering down its definition of success.

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Get Ready for the Obamacare Ad Blitz

Now that the website works, the administration needs people to enroll in health care plans.

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Rubber Meets the Road for Obamacare

If the law is going to get more popular, now’s the time.

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Obamacare Reaches Critical Enrollment Deadline

For people who want coverage on Jan. 1, today is their last chance to get it.

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About 10 Percent of Obamacare Enrollment Files Have Errors

HHS has struggled to figure out the extent of HealthCare.gov’s back-end problems.

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Obamacare Enrollment Is Surging

Website fixes, spike in sign-ups may signal a turnaround for the law.

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Insurers Worry About Big Gaps in Obamacare Site

Important pieces of the Obamacare site are still glitchy, or missing altogether.

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How Will We Know the Obamacare Site Is Fixed?

With the deadline a week away, enrollment and website are improving—slowly.

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White House Extends Obamacare Enrollment Deadline

Moving the Dec. 15 deadline to Dec. 23 will squeeze insurance companies that are still grappling with bad information coming from the back end of HealthCare.gov.