Healthcare reforms website outages slow progress and repairs

Health care Reform

That said, officials are insisting that the federal exchange site will be smoothly operational by the end of the month. The insurance exchange portion of the healthcare reforms has not experienced the strongest introduction to the American public, as the federal website has seen nothing but outages and errors, but the officials from the Obama administration are still certain that the site will be back on track by November’s end. The fixes have been delayed by the outages that the site has experienced, but they are moving ahead. Though the…

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Healthcare reforms official apology issued by Sebelius

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius healthare reforms

The lead official from the Department of Health and Human Services spoke about the website “debacle”. The top health official under President Barack Obama, Kathleen Sebelius, has now released an official apology for what has been a “debacle” of a rollout of the federal government’s website that was designed to be a part of the heart of the healthcare reforms. Sebelius acknowledged that the launch of the website was botched, but shared the blame. Sebelius, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, testified that while she admits…

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Obama administration works to draw attention to health insurance

U.S. Health Insurance

Federal government continues to promote health insurance awareness The Affordable Care Act is inching closer to becoming fully enacted in the U.S., which has put a great deal of pressure on the federal government and its efforts to ensure that the country complies with the federal law. The Obama administration has been working to promote the potential benefits that could be seen through the law’s provisions and has attributed particular attention to health insurance exchanges that are set to begin open enrollment this year. These exchanges have been receiving a…

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Health insurance exchanges a go in 18 states

Vermont Health insurance exchanges

Sebelius announces 18 states are pursuing health insurance exchanges Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced that 18 states are planning to develop and operate their own health insurance exchanges. All states were required to submit their formal plans for an exchange program by December 14. According to Sebelius, the number of states that are building their own health insurance exchanges aligns with the predictions of the Department of Health and Human Services. Though the deadline has passed, states still have the opportunity to develop their…

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Department of Health and Human Services says that health insurance rates are too high in nine states

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that health insurance rates in nine states are far too high to be reasonable. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has determined that these rates are excessive under the authority granted to the agency by the Affordable Care Act. The law gives federal and state insurance regulators the authority to review health insurance rate increases of 10% or higher and determine whether they are necessary. The insurance companies in these nine states will be requires to justify their rates or make changes…

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