Moderated by Tom Sabulis
Starting Tuesday, millions of Americans can sign up for new healthcare options through the insurance exchanges established by the controversial Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. As our lead writer points out, things remain murky. There are bound to be snafus and delays. So be ready to be patient. As one market analyst told the Wall Street Journal, this is still “a soft opening.” Nevertheless, as HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius writes, it’s a landmark day for citizens in search of health coverage.
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Confusion is the operative word
By Ron Bachman
Insurance exchanges start operating today. Some states built their own exchange (14), some states partnered with the federal government (17), and some decided to let the feds build the exchange (19).
We are entering a confusing world of insurance exchanges, also called insurance marketplaces. There are state, federal, and private insurance exchanges. There are single and multiple