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Maryland Obamacare exchange spent $90 million on technology before abandoning website

Sarah Hurtubise
Contributor
FILE -- President Barack Obama arrives at a rally for Gov. Martin O'Malley at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md., Oct. 7, 2010. (REUTERS/Jim Young)

Maryland has given up on its Obamacare website, but not before spending $90 million of taxpayer funding on technology, according to a cost breakdown released Friday.

Ezra Klein’s Vox salivates over Obamacare sign-ups

7:04 PM 04/18/2014

Is Ezra Klein's Vox doing explanatory journalism or oversimplified journalism? The liberal policy site's celebration of the Obamacare enrollment figures raises the question.

Obamacare still failing to attract young enrollees

6:49 PM 04/18/2014

Despite the recent victory lap, Obamacare's exchanges are still behind in enrolling the crucial, young demographic.

Several states extend Obamacare deadline AGAIN

4:44 PM 04/16/2014

Obamacare enrollment isn't over for everyone. Hawaii and Washington, D.C. announced another delay Wednesday, joining a handful of other states who already pushed back their deadlines.

Report: Health care spending rises again in 2013

9:22 PM 04/15/2014

Americans used more health care services in 2013, reversing a three-year trend of reduced usage and leading to a boost in health care spending across the board, according to a report released Tuesday.

Report: Census survey changes will prevent analysis of Obamacare effects

1:59 PM 04/15/2014

The Census Bureau will make significant changes to its annual survey that it will make it difficult to measure Obamacare's effects, The New York Times reports.

Obamacare not bringing new patients to California clinics

9:10 PM 04/14/2014

An expected rush of new patients to California's low-income health clinics hasn't materialized in the wake of Obamacare, according to the California Health Report.

CBO: ‘Less attractive’ exchange plans cut Obamacare cost estimate

4:54 PM 04/14/2014

The Congressional Budget Office cut its cost estimate of Obamacare's coverage provisions from $1.5 trillion to just under $1.4 trillion Monday, citing lower total spending on exchange subsidies due to the exchanges' narrow networks and limited services.

Poll shows Obamacare enrollment not budging public opinion

3:33 PM 04/11/2014

Public opposition to Obamacare has barely moved since the Obama administration announced it had met its minimum threshold of seven million enrollments, according to a Friday Gallup poll.

Obamacare taxes add BILLIONS to rising premiums

2:26 PM 04/11/2014

On top of rising premiums, Obamacare taxes are adding hundreds of dollars per year onto customers' costs, according to new study from the American Action Forum.

Obamacare customers could be sicker than the rest of the country, have higher speciality drug use

3:02 PM 04/09/2014

Early Obamacare exchange customers are using more specialty medications than those with private health plans by almost half, according to a new analysis, sparking concerns that the health care law's exchanges may turn out to be less healthy than commercial health plans.

Ebony: Obamacare supporter’s exchange coverage turned down 96 times

2:04 PM 04/09/2014

A self-proclaimed Obamacare supporter who received health insurance from the New Jersey Obamacare exchange has had her coverage turned down an extraordinary 96 times, according to an op-ed in Ebony.

Survey: Employers beat Obamacare in covering uninsured

9:07 PM 04/08/2014

Employer-sponsored coverage has accounted for the bulk of a recent drop in the uninsured population, according to a RAND Corporation study released Tuesday, not Obamacare.

Survey: US sees sharpest health insurance premium increases in years

9:47 PM 04/07/2014

Americans have recently been hit with some of the largest premium increases in years, according to a Morgan Stanley survey of insurance brokers.

Uninsured rate lowest of Obama administration

8:03 PM 04/07/2014

A Gallup survey found Monday that the percentage of Americans without health insurance is at its lowest since 2008, the year before President Obama took office.

Sierra Club’s confidential guide for wooing union workers

3:01 PM 04/07/2014

The Sierra Club has a helpful list of "dos and don'ts" for activists trying to convince union workers to support ending the mining and production of coal.

Obamacare’s Medicaid coverage is millions less than supporters advertised

9:02 PM 04/04/2014

The Obama administration announced Friday that 3 million people have received health coverage from Medicaid or the Children's Insurance Health Plan (CHIP) in the past six months -- much lower than the number the White House has long touted.

Will Obama admin impose price controls through Medicare drug benefit?

2:40 PM 04/04/2014

The Obama administration publicly admitted defeat on price-fixing through the Medicare prescription drug benefit, but some worry they will push forward anyway.

TV networks denied Obama’s request for Obamacare celebration time

6:46 PM 04/03/2014

The White House tried to get primetime air for President Obama to celebrate Obamacare enrollment figures, only to be denied by several television networks.