The official most responsible for the rollout of the Obamacare health-insurance exchange blamed outside contractors for the website woes, not her staff, in testimony before a U.S. House committee.
Medicare is probing the possible leak of a government decision regarding health insurers’ payments for next year, administrator Marilyn Tavenner said.
The UnitedHealth Group Inc. executive whose Optum division helped states and the federal government fix Obamacare health exchanges will become second-in- command at the agency that runs the U.S. program.
Washington experienced a rare moment of bipartisanship yesterday when Marilyn Tavenner breezed through her confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee.
President Barack Obama re-nominated Marilyn Tavenner to be the administrator in charge of the $820 billion U.S. Medicare and Medicaid programs.
When House Republicans direct their opposition to Obamacare toward aggressive oversight rather than apocalyptic budget shenanigans, they can do themselves and the country a lot of good.
"We want as many consumers as possible to remain enrolled in marketplace coverage, so we are giving these individuals a last chance to submit their documents before their coverage through the marketplace will end."
- Marilyn Tavenner on Aug 12, 2014