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The deadline has passed, and so too the surprise grace period, for signing up for health insurance as part of the nation's health care law. Now what?
President Barack Obama's top health official is asking for an investigation into the administration's botched rollout of HealthCare.gov.
It looks like President Barack Obama's fickle health insurance website is finally starting to put up some respectable sign-up numbers, but its job only seems to have gotten harder.
Counselors helping people use the federal government's online health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the updated site, with some zipping through the application process while others are facing the same old sputters and even crashes.
he Obama administration says it will meet its self-imposed deadline of fixing the troubled health care website so that 50,000 people can log in at the same time starting late Saturday. Yet questions remain about the site.
Among the concerns surrounding the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was that too few young, healthy people would sign up - a problem that could undermine the financial viability of the federal law.
Add simmering Democratic discontent to the problems plaguing "Obamacare," now that first-month enrollment figures are out.
The administration says fewer than 27,000 people managed to enroll for health insurance last month in the 36 states relying on the problem-filled federal website for President Barack Obama's overhaul.
Seeking to calm a growing furor, President Barack Obama said Thursday he's sorry Americans are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep under his signature health care law. But the president stopped short of apologizing for making those promises in the first place.
Defending President Barack Obama's much-maligned health care law in Congress, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was confronted Wednesday with a government memo that raised security concerns about the website consumers are using to enroll.
Stressing that improvements are happening daily, the senior Obama official closest to the administration's malfunctioning health care website apologized for problems that have kept Americans from successfully signing up.
The leading contractors on the Obama administration's troubled health insurance website told Congress Thursday that the government failed to thoroughly test the complicated system before it went live.
Obama administration officials say about 476,000 health insurance applications have been filed through new "Obamacare" exchanges.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be in Cincinnati Wednesday to talk about the Affordable Care Act.