Entries by Pamela Girardin

Path Ahead for Obamacare – What’s on tap for 2014

Although healthcare.gov sputtered at launch and was riddled with myriad problems, it ‘s enrollment numbers are climbing. As of February 1, 2014, 3,299,492 individuals have selected a marketplace plan. However, I need to make an important distinction with this enrollment number, this is not the number of people who paid for a plan. We won’t […]

Three Obamacare Developments Rocking the First Half of January

As Obamacare health insurance marketplaces move into the new year and deal with new challenges, they still have a long way to go even after the flurry of enrollments received during the last couple of days in December. They are still well below the targets set in October. However, moving the target numbers aside, the […]

Top 10 Highlights of Obamacare, The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of ACA – Part 2

Continuing from the first part of the series, we bring you the next five highlights of Obamacare that have had a major impact. If you haven’t read the first part of our series, click here . From late November to December 2013, a lot happened on the Obamacare front. There have been several improvements and […]

Top 10 Highlights of Obamacare, The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of ACA – Part 1

In the last couple of months, the Obama administration has experienced several ups and downs that have played with its popularity, the nation’s hopes, and the vision of having a fully insured America. While there have been several missteps, the success achieved cannot be undermined. Enrollments are up, the administration’s strategy is gaining steam and […]

Four Critical Technical Fixes to Save Obamacare

With only a few days left to enroll through health insurance marketplaces, the administration is struggling to provide full support in the enrollment process. Even after repeated promises and several attempts at fixing a stumbling site, the Obama administration is still a long way off its target mark for enrollments and signups. Needless to say, […]

Six Obamacare Aspects that Deserve Strategic Attention

As evident from the outcome, the management of Obamacare health insurance marketplace implementation was not a strategic success. However, there is no doubt that Obamacare was a well-planned endeavor that hopefully will result in lowering of healthcare costs (as this remains to be proven), if not all other aims it had set for itself before […]

Five Mistakes of Obamacare, and the Plan to Tackle them

If Obama’s healthcare.gov had worked, the last three months would have been about celebrations, accolades, and a merrier holiday for the administration. However, there is no second opinion about the abysmal performance of the federal marketplace, and poor management of the entire campaign. So, what went wrong? Were these mistakes a product of incomplete planning […]

How December Saved Obamacare

December was, without a doubt, the most positive month for the troubled heathcare.gov and Obamacare in general. As compared to October and November, December saw favorable momentum toward the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. From a neutral perspective, there were three major developments that changed the public’s opinion – improved website, relief for canceled […]

Seven Things to Learn from the ACA Implementation

The Obamacare healthcare.gov implementation might go down in history as one of the poorest managed high visibility project in our time. A good percentage of the nation is aligning against the health reform, mainly because of the failures associated with the rollout. However, things are not as bad as they seem. Obamacare, believe it or […]

Obamacare’s New Reliance on Brokers – The Right Alliance in the Nick of Time

November has ended and the health insurance marketplaces are not working as they were supposed to. There are still glitches in the system and a major piece of news has been released by the administration – there will be a one year delay in the ACA mandate that allows small businesses purchase health insurance online. […]