Julie Rovner appears in the following:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
When the head of the agency responsible for the troubled Healthcare.gov went before Congress for the first time since its foibles became apparent Oct. 1, she probably didn't expect that many questions would be on something else altogether.
But the website turned out not to be the focus of ...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Monday was yet another troubled day for the Affordable Care Act.
Sunday night, the outside vendor that operates two key parts of the website that lets people browse and sign up for health insurance experienced a failure.
The failure took place at a vendor called Verizon Terremark and presumably ...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The Obama administration has entered full damage-control mode over the balky website intended to enroll people in new health plans under the Affordable Care Act.
Senior officials met Wednesday morning with Democrats on Capitol Hill, and in the afternoon insurance CEOs got an audience at the White House. Tomorrow ...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
President Obama Tuesday appointed one of his top management gurus, Jeffrey Zeints, to head the team working to fix what ails Healthcare.gov, the troubled website that's supposed to allow residents of 36 states enroll in coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
But even if the team gets the website working ...
Friday, September 06, 2013
Hear the words health care and Congress, and you think fight, right?
And you'd be forgiven, particularly because the House has now voted some 40 times in the past two years to repeal or otherwise undo portions of the Affordable Care Act.
But something unusual happened just before Congress ...
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
With the launch of the major piece of the Affordable Care Act less than a month away, the Obama administration is escalating the public relations push with one of their most effective weapons – former President Bill Clinton, now known to many as explainer in chief.
Speaking from his ...
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
The Oct. 1 launch of the new health insurance exchanges is now less than two months away, and people are starting to pay attention to the changes these new marketplaces may bring to the nation's health care system.
We know it's confusing, so we're spending part of the summer ...
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Finally, the federal HR department has released the health rule much of Capitol Hill has been waiting for.
There's now an explanation from the Office of Personnel Management on how members of Congress and much of their staff will get their health insurance starting next year.
At issue is ...
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
It's hardly news that people are having trouble understanding the nitty-gritty of the Affordable Care Act. Recent polls have detailed the difficulties.
But work by economists at Carnegie Mellon University suggests a big reason for the confusion that's been largely overlooked: The public doesn't understand how health insurance works ...
Friday, August 02, 2013
As its last official action before leaving for a five-week summer break, the House today voted — for the 40th time — to block implementation of the federal health law.
But it was something that happened late Thursday night affecting members of Congress and their staffers' own health insurance ...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Who needs jocks when you've got Jennifer Hudson and Amy Poehler?
That seems to be the message coming out of the White House following a star-studded meeting yesterday led by White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. Its mission: Figure out how to help promote the Affordable Care Act.
Among those ...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Banning abortions after a specific point in pregnancy has been a popular trend in the states this year. Last week, GOP Gov. Rick Perry made Texas the 12th state to ban most abortions after 20 weeks.
But how states define the starting point for that 20 weeks may cause ...