InformationWeek, March 21, 2014
The federal HealthCare.gov website got off to an unhealthy start, but recovered after a tense, heroic effort. Meanwhile, several state-run health insurance exchanges remain chronically ill as the March 31 deadline for open enrollment looms. Citizens who are uninsured won't get another chance to sign up until the next open enrollment period begins in November. Turns out the Tea Party wasn't the biggest threat to Obamacare, after all. An analysis by ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative news site, noted the "spectacular failure of health insurance exchanges in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Maryland -- all blue states that support the Affordable Care Act."