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Heartbleed hasn't shaken healthcare software development methods
By Joseph Conn | April 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Open-source software development is retaining the support of many healthcare information technology users, developers and security professionals despite the recent issues raised by the discovery of the Heartbleed vulnerability.
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CMS searching for small biz vendors for next HealthCare.gov contract
By Virgil Dickson | April 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS is in the early stages of determining if a smaller vendor could take over HealthCare.gov when Accenture’s one-year contract expires.
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Healthcare site flagged in Heartbleed review
By Associated Press | April 19, 2014
People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature healthcare 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.
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ACA enrollment tops 8 million, Obama says
By Paul Demko | April 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Enrollment in health plans sold on Obamacare's insurance exchanges has reached 8 million, and 35% of those who signed up through HealthCare.gov are under the age of 35, President Barack Obama said Thursday.
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UnitedHealth to expand exchange presence as profits dip
By Paul Demko | April 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest insurer, plans to expand its presence in the state and federal exchange marketplaces in 2015.
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HHS nominee Burwell faces formidable task in cementing ACA
By Paul Demko | April 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
On Thursday morning, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius used the platform of a budget hearing on Capitol Hill to announce that enrollment in Obamacare's exchanges topped 7.5 million. A day later, she stood beside the president as he announced her resignation and introduced her successor.
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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns
By Paul Demko | April 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned her post barely a week after the close of the tumultuous initial open-enrollment period for the healthcare reform law's insurance exchanges.
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Reform Update: Exchanges enroll 7.5 million, but how many have signed up directly with insurers?
By Paul Demko | April 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that 7.5 million people have signed up for coverage through the state and federal exchanges since Oct. 1. This latest tally still fails to reflect how many consumers have yet to pay—and the potentially large number who sought coverage outside the...
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Most newly insured Americans covered by employers, study finds
By Virgil Dickson | April 08, 2014
More than 9 million Americans obtained health insurance between September and mid-March, but most did so through employer-sponsored plans rather than through HealthCare.gov or the state exchanges, a survey by the RAND American Life Panel found.
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Reform Update: Officials from troubled state exchanges emphasize enrollment success
By Paul Demko | April 03, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Several officials from troubled state insurance exchanges Thursday focused on damage control, seeking to put a positive spin on their efforts when they trudged up Capitol Hill to testify about their operational problems.
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