Charles Ornstein

The first half of the Obamacare open enrollment period is over, and yesterday, federal health officials announced sign-up figures from the first three months. more

Jan 14, 2014 5:58 PM Dispatches

Although the California health insurance exchange enrolled 109,000 in October and November combined, the tally from the first seven days in December -- 49,708 -- is nearly three times the pace from a month earlier. Even more people complete... more

Dec 13, 2013 5:12 PM Dispatches

Every day, we're seeing reports that consumers across the country will be dropped by their health insurance companies on Jan. 1 or another date in 2014. But two central questions remain: more

Oct 31, 2013 4:20 PM Dispatches

Many people have asked when we'll know if the Affordable Care Act is a success or failure. more

Oct 29, 2013 7:03 PM Dispatches

This weekend, I read two very different takes on the three-week-old health insurance marketplace. One was hopeful; the other decidedly not. Both are worth your time. more

Oct 21, 2013 4:37 PM Dispatches

For the past two weeks,, the federal government's new health insurance marketplace, has been bogged down by problems, preventing users (including me) from viewing insurance options and plans on the website. more

Oct 18, 2013 3:03 PM Dispatches