Rebooting Obamacare

The disastrous launch of the Affordable Care Act is a thing of the past, claims the White House, thanks to a two-month, all-hands-on-deck repair effort that has rendered HealthCare.gov functional at last. Federal officials say they have found and fixed some 400 software bugs, allowing the site to handle up to 800,000 consumers a day.

But new problems keep cropping up. A top U.S. health official recently admitted that the government has not yet built a system to send federal subsidy payments to insurance companies--a critical mechanism for making coverage affordable. And insurers have said HealthCare.gov does...

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