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WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 27- A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law went down on Sunday, halting online enrollment for all 50 states in the latest problem to hit the program's troubled rollout.
NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Oct 27- A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law went down on Sunday, the U.S. government said, in the latest problem for the "Obamacare" rollout.
She will face Republicans eager to prove, thus far unsuccessfully, that the White House orchestrated decisions that may have stalled the system. The White House has scrambled to fix technical issues and disputes Republican allegations that political motives were behind changes in the website's function.
Oct 25- The website for Americans to buy insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law should be working smoothly for most users by the end of November, a White House official assigned to fix Healthcare.gov said on Friday.
Oct 25- The White House official brought in to fix the U.S. government website created to enable Americans to buy insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law said on Friday that healthcare.gov will be working smoothly for most users by the end of November.
As it currently stands, Obamacare would create large-scale doctor shortages. Dr. Brad Allen, M.D. says compensation is down, and malpractice premiums are going up.
Oct 24- About 700,000 applications have been submitted for U.S. healthcare coverage being offered through new exchanges created by President Barack Obama's healthcare law, a U.S. official said on Thursday.
LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 24, 2013-- As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, National Research Corporation is pleased to announce its approval by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services as a CAHPS ® survey provider for Accountable Care Organizations.
*CEO Swedish to attend White House meeting later Wednesday. Oct 23- Health insurer WellPoint Inc on Wednesday said it was not ready to provide profit forecasts for 2014, citing problems launching new insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, sending shares lower.
Oct 22- Health insurer Centene Corp raised its revenue growth forecast for 2014 based on a new Medicaid contract win in Florida and expansion of others. Centene confirmed that glitches stopped consumers from accessing its plans, which are currently listed on federal exchanges in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio and Texas.
Oct 17- UnitedHealth Group Inc on Thursday predicted a tough year in 2014 because of government funding cuts to its private Medicare business, dragging down its shares and those of its competitors.
NEW YORK, Oct 17- Community organizations and non-profit groups that were supposed to help millions of Americans sign up for "Obamacare" are trying to manage mounting frustration with a federal website hobbled by technical problems. The site is allowing only a trickle of users to advance through the enrollment process since its launch on Oct. 1.
PHILADELPHIA, PA., Oct. 17, 2013-- Michael A. Rashid, president and chief executive officer of AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies and chairman of Medicaid Health Plans of America's board of directors, will lead other AmeriHealth Caritas executives in addressing hundreds of Medicaid and health care industry leaders at MHPA's annual conference October 21 and 22 at the Gaylord National Resort& Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.
NEW YORK, Oct 17- As U.S. officials warned that the technology behind Obamacare might not be ready to launch on Oct. 1, the administration was pouring tens of millions of dollars more than it had planned into the federal website meant to enroll Americans in the biggest new social program since the 1960 s.
PerformRx is part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, a majority-owned subsidiary of Independence Blue Cross; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan holds a minority interest. The honor, in URAC's Care Coordination and Clinical Integration category, was announced during the 2013 Best Practices Awards Gala as part of URAC's Annual Quality Summit, held September 30– October 2, 2013 in Washington, D.C. This award recognizes the achievements of organizations that are effectively advancing the role of consumers as active participants in health care through care coordination and clinical integration best practices. "This year's Best Practices Awards winners are recognized for their leadership in driving innovation for the health care industry," said Kylanne Green, president and CEO of URAC.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 9, 2013-- The AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need, announced today that it will offer a Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan to dual eligible beneficiaries, as well as a Medicare Advantage Plan with Prescription Drug Coverage to eligible Medicare beneficiaries in the District of Columbia and select parishes in Louisiana.
Oct 8- Tens of thousands of uninsured people have begun to sign up for health coverage through online Obamacare private insurance marketplaces in California and New York, officials said on Tuesday, while problems still plagued the federal online system.
Oct 7- The Obama administration said on Monday it was fixing software and capacity problems at the main website designed to enroll millions of Americans into new health plans. The number has obviously exceeded expectations, " White House spokesman Jay Carney said at a news briefing.
That is likely the case for William and Leslie Johnson of Jackson County, since the state decided not to expand the Medicaid program for the poor under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 3- Americans trying to find out how much health coverage will cost under Obamacare endured a third day of limited access to new online health insurance exchanges on Thursday, leading to a growing backlog of people waiting to enter the system.