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Insurers press for way around Healthcare.gov

The New York Times, November 12, 2013

Some major health insurers are so worried about the Obama administration?s ability to fix its troubled health care website that they are pushing the government to create a shortcut that would allow them to enroll people entitled to subsidies directly rather than through the federal system. The idea is only one of several being discussed in a frantic effort to find a way around the technological problems that teams of experts are urgently trying to resolve. So far, the administration has resisted the idea, partly because of concerns about giving insurance companies access to personal data.