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Sophie Novack

Sophie Novack
Sophie Novack is a health care reporter at National Journal. She was previously a Fellow for National Journal's Presentation Center, creating data visualizations and graphical representations of news. Sophie is originally from New York City, and graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Creative Writing and International Studies.
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Why This Tech Giant is Impressed with the International Ebola Response

Here’s at least one person who thinks the world is doing a good job.

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Oregon's Health Care Website Is Worse Than HealthCare.gov

It's so bad, an advisory panel recommended Thursday that the state move to the federal exchange.

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HealthCare.gov Still Glitchy for Medicaid Enrollees

The size of the problem is hard to pinpoint, as experiences vary by state and info is largely anecdotal.

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How Google and the Feds Are Trying to Protect Your Drug Supply

The Internet giant is working with the government to fight illegal online pharmacies.

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Obamacare Enrollment Company Fumbles Client Data

The private broker mistakenly released about 300 client email addresses.

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Fighting the Next Obamacare Tech Fail

Removing CGI Federal treats a symptom and does nothing for the problem. So what would a real solution look like?

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The Next Frontier for 3-D Printing: Human Organs

The technology also is being used to test drug responses in mini-systems.

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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.

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More Early Warning Signs of Obamacare Site Issues

A report from late March shows concerns that the effort to build HealthCare.gov was falling behind.

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Fed CTO Todd Park Threatened With HealthCare.gov Subpoena

Issa wants him at a hearing; the White House says he's too busy fixing the website.

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Lawmakers Shift Attention From Obamacare Website to Law

Even Republicans assume HealthCare.gov will be fixed; both sides turn to more-lasting impacts of reform.

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Did Sebelius Have the Authority to Delay Obamacare Website Launch?

CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner says she doesn't know the answer.

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17,000 Registrants an Hour and Other ObamaCare Fixes

'Window shopping' no longer requires registration, Medicare chief says.

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Shortened Bidding Process Limited Obamacare Contractor Options

CGI was one of only four companies to bid on HealthCare.gov.