HHS scrambles to launch exchanges despite shutdown-related staff cuts

The Department of Health and Human Services launched new health insurance exchanges today despite a government shutdown that furloughed more than half of its employees.“Today marks the start of an intense 6-month long open enrollment and public education campaign for the Marketplace,” Marilyn Tavenner, CMS administrator, said. “We want consumers to know that they can find and compare options, check if they qualify for lower costs, and get covered.”But anyone looking for help with new online exchanges today also received a political reality check. The HHS home page warned: “Due (Read more...)

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