Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been […]

Obama plugs healthcare act ‘Between Two Ferns’

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) –President Obama paid a visit to the space between Zach Galifinakis’ two ferns in an attempt to reach a younger, hipper audience with his healthcare message. Aides to the president said the attempt to get young people to sign up for health insurance was worth the risk of appearing on a show that […]

No, hackers didn’t steal 70,000 records from HealthCare.gov

The White House’s repeated claim that the Obamacare Web site is secure seemed to fall flat Tuesday with the surfacing of various reports suggesting that security researcher David Kennedy broke into the health insurance hub and uncovered tens of thousands of user records within four minutes. It was a staggering claim that appeared to show […]

Accenture Jumps Into HealthCare.gov Hot Seat

CGI Federal’s mishandling of federal health exchange website paved the way for Accenture Federal Services. The dismissal of HealthCare.gov’s lead contractor, CGI Federal, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the agency’s decision to hire Accenture Federal Services, mark the latest effort by CMS to move beyond the management missteps that have […]

Hackers: HealthCare.gov still riddled with potential security issues

Cybersecurity researchers slammed HealthCare.gov’s security during a House hearing on Thursday morning, saying the site is still riddled with problems that could put consumers’ sensitive health details at risk. “The reason we’re concluding that this is so shockingly bad is that the issues across the site are so varied,” David Kennedy, founder of the information […]

Why HealthCare.gov Was Desperate to Switch Hosting Providers

The last three months of 2013 were a roller coaster for Healthcare.gov, as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) struggled with network outages on Terremark, a subsidiary of Verizon, while juggling self-imposed deadlines for policy enrollments and payments. On November 27, 2013, The HHS signed a contract with HP to switch hosts for […]

Healthcare.gov works fine

Let’s cut away all the noise and politics about the Affordable Care Act and look at what’s really important — health care. Health care before “Obamacare” was a disaster. There’s no way to ignore the terrible rollout; I tried daily for two weeks to get on the website. I got an account — by phone […]

5 tips for signing up for insurance on Healthcare.gov

If the government’s health care website still seems confusing, you’re not alone. Even though several glitches have been fixed, Healthcare.gov has its quirks — on both the front end and the back end, where insurance companies are complaining about having received information that’s either incomplete or inaccurate. But now that the website can handle heavy […]

Obama to launch new health care law campaign

President Obama and his aides will seek to rally public support for his embattled health care plan in the coming weeks, starting with a White House event on Tuesday. Obama will promote the effort in a speech while surrounded by people who have benefited from the new law, according to an addition to the White House […]

White House tech expert says HealthCare.com getting better

In Wednesday’s hearing of the House Oversight Committee, Chairman Darrell Issa asked the administration’s technology chief, Todd Park, if the HealthCare.gov website “will work by November 30.” Park did not respond with a definitive yes or no. He said that “the team is working incredibly hard to meet that goal.” (CNN) — A testy exchange […]