Big promises. Big problems. The Affordable Care Act's rocky rollout has exposed deep fault lines in American health care that go beyond malfunctioning website code. From basic questions of coverage to complex federal court cases, many aspects of the sweeping reform remain unsettled. What's gone wrong? Can it be fixed? And where do we go from here? AEI scholars are following the latest developments, offering candid analysis and original research.
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Right now, all eyes are on healthcare.gov, the troubled electronic portal designed to let consumers purchase health plans sold on the various state exchanges. In time, the existing parts of this web site will be fixed. But more significant challenges remain. These lingering problems relate to issues around provider access and the quality of medical care.
Success! The Obama administration announced over the weekend that it had hit its deadline of Nov. 30 for HealthCare.gov. Of course, there were caveats. The site will still probably get buggy when there's a lot of traffic, which is why Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius advised people to use it at off-peak hours.
Democrats are praying that this weekend’s relaunch of the Obamacare website will save them from an electoral bloodbath in 2014. Their hopes are misplaced.
This is a rush transcript from "Fox News Sunday," December 1, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
Joining me now, two experts on health care: Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress. She was a key member...
How is it possible that President Obama did not know that his beloved healthcare.gov website was a botch? That’s a question many thoughtful people (including thoughtful Democrats) are asking.