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Ready to fill out your US taxes? Cool. Got ObamaCare? Not so fast

Staff behind the US government's say Americans may have received bungled tax forms from the portal – and should hold off filing them. The health insurance broker on Friday confirmed that it would have to send out new 1095-A claim forms after approximately 800,000 people received incorrectly calculated forms …
Shaun Nichols, 20 Feb 2015
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Revenues dip at CGI Group: It was Obamacare that did it

Revenue at Canadian outsourcer CGI Group dipped by four per cent in the first quarter of 2015 to $2.5bn (£1.7bn), compared with the same period in 2014. Meanwhile earnings rose by 24 per cent to $236m (£156m). CGI attributed its first-quarter revenue drop to a one-off spike from its Obamacare IT contract last year. The …
Kat Hall, 29 Jan 2015

Healthcare: Look anywhere you like for answers, just not the US

Worstall @ the Weekend A few weeks back I pointed out that the US has the second largest social welfare system in the world. This produced a certain amount of pushback (journalistic speak for me whining to El Ed that you commentards are shouting at me) over the fact that a good part of that is the woeful healthcare system in said US. So, as the New …
Tim Worstall, 4 Jan 2015

Oregon hit with federal subpoena over failed healthcare website launch

The state of Oregon is facing a subpoena and grand jury probe from the US government over a failed IT project which cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. A Federal Court has issued a subpoena asking the state's Cover Oregon agency to hand over documents, records and correspondence related to the agency's disastrous …
Shaun Nichols, 21 May 2014
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Relax, Obama! Former Microsoft exec tapped to save sick

The Obama administration has apointed a former Microsoft executive to be the new head of its troubled website. On Tuesday, US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said that Kurt DelBene, who most recently served as president of the Microsoft Office division, would become the new manager of …
Neil McAllister, 18 Dec 2013
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NSA sez NO to prez: Spooks ban Obama from using iPhones

US President Barack Obama, a well-known BlackBerry fan, has said that he’s not allowed to have an iPhone for “security reasons”. In a speech at the White House promoting his healthcare changes to a youth audience, Obama said that he couldn’t use an iPhone, though he joked that his daughters seemed to spend a lot of time on …

Obamacare website 'either hacked or will be soon', warns infosec expert

Hackers have thrown multiple attacks at US President Obama's medical insurance bazaar since it went live in October, according to a senior US government official. Acting assistant Homeland Security secretary Roberta Stempfley told a hearing of the House Homeland Security (HHS) Committee that the website was …
John Leyden, 19 Nov 2013

Will small biz get a bite of mega IT pie? Yes: if it can pass the bulls**t sniff test

Analysis Does the UK government have a chance of being able to push 25 per cent of IT spend onto SMEs as it has promised? The correct answer is perhaps it does, but it doesn't actually matter either way. However, the reason why it doesn't matter is what's interesting to the economists among us. The exact and detailed reasons as to why …
Tim Worstall, 6 Nov 2013

Dying bagged JUST SIX registrations on first day

The much-maligned US medical-insurance portal managed to process just six registrations on its first day of availability. A series of notes [PDF] from the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) suggest that as problems plagued the healthcare registration site in its opening hours, only a …
Shaun Nichols, 1 Nov 2013
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White House promises glitch fix for Obamacare website

The White House has said that it is fixing the software and capacity problems of the new website, which is supposed to be enrolling millions of Americans onto the new health plans promised by Obamacare. The site has been having problems since its launch at the beginning of the month, when people were first …

Obamacare goes LIVE, and so do the survey-spewing spambots

Obamacare-related spam scams surfaced well before sign-ups to the controversial Affordable Care Act began on Tuesday, 1 October. Spam containing the terms “medicare”, “enrollment” and “medical insurance” started surfacing during the first week of September and continues to clog users' inboxes. Links in the spam messages …
John Leyden, 3 Oct 2013

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