Tag: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Doctors Sue United Healthcare for Bad Faith

BROOKLYN (CN) – A 22,000-member physicians’ group sued United Healthcare Insurance, claiming the money-grubbing, multibillion-dollar insurance company is illegally terminating them from its Medicare network on Jan. 1 to cut its losses from reduced federal payments under the Affordable Care Act.

Boy, 7, born with rare cancer loses his insurance because of Obamacare…leaving his parents needing $50,000 to pay for life-saving chemotherapy

A Gainesville, Texas family is fighting  for their cancer-stricken child’s life after he was removed from his insurance  plan Ron and Krista Alford’s seven-year-old  boy Hunter is in need of another round of chemotherapy costing  $50,000 He has lost his insurance after an  administrative blunder caused by Obamacare […]

Revealed: ‘Non-partisan’ charity received $1.1M grant to ‘produce’ Obamacare success stories amid litany of setbacks and glitches

By  Snejana Farberov PUBLISHED: 10:54 EST, 28  November 2013 |  UPDATED: 11:03 EST, 28 November 2013   A self-described non-partisan organization  promoting affordable health care has received a $1.1million grant to create a  database of Obamacare success stories, it was revealed today. The Washington, DC-based non-profit group  Families […]

Obamacare website ‘either hacked or will be soon’ Exposing highly sensitive and personal information about US citizens, warns infosec expert

And it won’t be from hacktivists wielding dud ‘Destroy Obama Care’ ray gun By       John Leyden Hackers have thrown multiple attacks at US President Obama’s medical insurance bazaar HealthCare.gov since it went live in October, according to a senior US government official. Acting assistant Homeland Security secretary Roberta […]

Revealed: Obamacare plans will cost MORE ‘in many cases’ even with government subsidies, officials admit for the first time

By  David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor PUBLISHED: 16:18 EST, 14  November 2013 |  UPDATED: 17:04 EST, 14 November 2013   The Obama administration has directly  conceded for the first time that ‘in many cases,’ health insurance plans offered  through government exchanges are more expensive than plans consumers bought  […]

Obama denies promising Americans they could absolutely keep their healthcare plans, but video shows him making that pledge – 29 times!

Obama  suddenly pivoted Monday night, adding conditions to his pledge that no one would  lose insurance plans that they liked The  Affordable Care Act requires policies to include a set of coverage items  including maternity and pediatric care, whether or not people want  it As costs  rise, insurance […]

Obamacare website security at ‘high risk’ before launch -memo / ” sensitive data, such as Social Security numbers, email addresses, phone numbers and birth dates that could be used by criminals “

Source: Reuters – Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:02 PM Author: Reuters By Jim Finkle BOSTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – The security of the Obama administration’s healthcare website was at “high risk” because of lack of testing before it opened for enrollment on Oct. 1, according to a government […]

Obamacare sites pirated copyrighted web scripts

Published time: October 18, 2013 16:52  Edited time: October 19, 2013 17:40                                                                             Screenshot from healthcare.gov The list of complaints waged at the White House over its Healthcare.gov site continues to grow, but the latest incident involving the online home of the Affordable Care Act is one that […]

Obamacare woes widen as insurers get wrong data and experts say website built on ten-year-old technology will need to be constantly fixed and then totally overhauled

Technology experts say the flaws could do  lasting damage Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen  Sebelius criticized for declining to testify before an oversight panel Administration officials blame problems on an  unexpectedly high volume of 14.6 million visitors  in its first ten  days By  Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: […]

Loopholes in health care law could result in employee harassment ? May choose not to hire people that do not carry their own insurance

  Photo courtesy              College of Law As firms grapple with the significant cost increases associated with the Affordable Care Act, the possibility emerges that employers would harass or retaliate against employees in order to avoid the law’s financial penalties, according to law professors Peter Molk (pictured) and […]

IOM States ” roughly $750 billion — was wasted on unnecessary services, excessive administrative costs, fraud, and other problems” in 2009

Date:  Sept. 6, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Transformation of Health System Needed to Improve Care and Reduce Costs WASHINGTON — America’s health care system has become too complex and costly to continue business as usual, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.  Inefficiencies, an overwhelming amount […]