By Kyle Cheney
November’s shaping up to be a major test of Obamacare functionality.
That’s when new features of the health law’s enrollment system — some of which have been put off repeatedly because of insufficient testing — are slated to go online. Among them: online enrollment in the marketplace for small businesses, a Spanish-language enrollment website and the transfer of Medicaid applications from the feds to the states.
Administration officials are insisting that the already-stressed system will run smoothly for most potential enrollees by the end of next month, but they’re shedding little light on what’s left on the so-called punch list that the administration’s tech experts are plowing through.
Marilyn Tavenner, who runs the federal agency that oversees the enrollment process, told lawmakers Tuesday that some of HealthCare.gov’s functions were postponed because of a “compressed time frame” for testing.
- HealthCare.gov tech taskforce is invited to use our performance testing services free of charge (loadimpact.com)
- Obamacare site has another ‘outage’ (money.cnn.com)
- Obama Aide Apologizes For HealthCare.gov’s Troubled Launch (npr.org)
- Medicare chief to get ‘Obamacare’ grilling (sacbee.com)
- Marilyn Tavenner, Medicare Chief, Apologizes For Obamacare Website Glitches (huffingtonpost.com)
- Obamacare woes move beyond website (politico.com)
- Obama administration warned about health care website (cnn.com)
- Health agency chief refuses to disclose ObamaCare enrollment numbers – – – (deserteagletech.wordpress.com)
- Medicare chief apologizes for ‘Obamacare’ woes (news.yahoo.com)