| Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius wrote an op-ed touting Healthcare.gov's "dramatic" improvements and the Obama administration's debatable success at meeting Sunday's self-imposed deadline for a fix.
| The largest expansion of Internal Revenue Service authority in recent memory will occur due to its role in enforcing Obamacare's individual mandate. "There are up to four dozen new jobs that the IRS is going to have to accomplish in regards to its charge on Obamacare. Some of them aren't going to be easy given all the moving parts and, the fact that, elements of this website still haven't even been built yet on the backend," explained Townhall's Guy Benson.
| The failing Obamacare website is an example of the limitations of the government, David Brooks said on NBC: "Government is like an offensive lineman. It can do something really well. It can do blocking. It can create order. But when you ask government to be a wide receiver, then you're asking two things it can't do."
| Small businesses are canceling health care coverage for their employees due to rising costs. One New Hampshire business owner, previously used in an Obamacare ad, found her insurer will be hiking 39 percent next year. "We've learned that the government estimated all along that millions of workers will be dropped from their employee insurance under the Affordable Care Act," CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson said Tuesday.
| The New York Times wrote Friday that the White House is in a crisis mode after the disastrous Obamacare roll-out. According to the article, "inside the White House, there is anxiety that if the health care problems are not righted, they could imperil the rest of Mr. Obama’s presidency, especially as criticism grows that the president misled consumers about the plan." Katie Pavlich joined Megyn Kelly Monday to ponder why no one has yet been fired for the failures.
| Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced new rules that aim to put mental health and substance abuse benefits on a more equal level with traditional physical benefits. “These rules mark an important step in ending the disparities that exist in insurance plans, and will provide families nationwide with critical coverage and protections that fulfill their health needs,” said Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew.
| President Barack Obama apologized Thursday to those who will lose health care coverage due to his trademark legislation, the Affordable Care Act. "I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," Obama told NBC News.
| Democrat Terry Mcauliffe's win over Republican Ken Cuccinelli would have been a landslide had it not been for the issue of Obamacare, Charles Krauthammer said Wednesday. Cuccinelli, who repeatedly said he would not expand Obamacare in the state of Virginia, lost the mayoral win by only 2.4 points.
| "Obamacare is a wonderful piece of legislation," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on the Senate floor Thursday. "Let's make it better. Stop carping about this. Get over it. It's the law. It's the legacy of Barack Obama and always will be."
| Security and privacy concerns for HealthCare.gov applicants have been increasing. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney pledged that "consumers can trust that their information is protected by stringent security standards." However, CBS News reported Tuesday that security tests were never completed before the website's launch.
| Ann Coulter and Bill Maher butt heads on every topic from illegal immigration to Obamacare to rhetoric. Coulter discusses her love for Ted Cruz and disdain for Marco Rubio and more while promoting her latest book.
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