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3 exchange numbers that are meaningless

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the White House have been releasing multiple numbers in an attempt to show the federal health insurance exchange website, HealthCare.gov, is operating smoothly now. But how many of those data points really matter?

White House temporarily fixes back-end issues for insurers

The updated HealthCare.gov website still has glitches, especially with back-end issues for insurers, so the Obama administration is implementing a temporary workaround to ensure insurance companies get paid, reported Reuters.

Will exchange enrollment surge?

The Obama administration will announce later this month that 100,000 people signed up for health coverage through HealthCare.gov in November, for a quadrupling in enrollments from October's lower-than-expected 27,000 sign-ups, according to a person familiar with the federal health insurance exchange website.

D-day for HealthCare.gov: Feds say site is fixed

Yesterday the Obama Administration announced that the federal Affordable Care enrollment website HealthCare.gov is working for most users and ready to handle a post-Thanksgiving traffic blitz.

4 fixes for healthcare reform implementation

However, as The Atlantic reported, the Obama administration, and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in particular, can make healthcare reform implementation a success by take four actions.

Insurers seek expanded role in reform enrollment

With a perfect fix of HealthCare.gov nowhere in sight, some insurers are pushing for a shortcut to help them enroll people in health plans directly by accessing a federal platform that determines subsidy eligibility, according to The New York Times.

HHS issues mental health, addiction parity final rule

The Obama administration issued a final rule increasing parity between mental health and substance abuse disorder benefits and their medical and surgical counterparts in health insurance plans nationwide.

Obama apologizes for canceled insurance plans

President Barack Obama apologized for Americans losing health plans, which insurers will cancel because they don't provide all the benefits required by the Affordable Care Act.

Lawmakers, state officials urge insurers to stop canceling policies

Amid  reports of cancellation letters sent to members because plans don't meet healthcare reform's essential health benefits, lawmakers and state officials are pressuring insurers to allow members to retain their policies.

White House knew Americans would lose existing health insurance

An NBC News investigation reported the Obama administration knew for at least three years that 40 percent to 67 percent of Americans would lose their insurance plans after passage of the Affordable Care Act, yet President Barack Obama repeatedly said  people who liked their insurance could keep it.