Health exchange link roundup

Written by witf | Oct 2, 2013 7:51 AM

The health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act opened for enrollment yesterday with some snags. As a flood of people attempted to log on, the sign up website experienced a number of glitches. Take a look at how the roll out is going around the country in these stories from NPR:

Some Snags As Health Exchange Sign Up Starts

"The first day of sign-up for the Affordable Care Act was marked by numerous computer glitches. President Obama said issues with government's website that allows people to compare plans and sign up for health insurance plans were caused by a flood of people logging on."

In Florida, Insurer And Nonprofits Work On Enrollment

"As Tuesday's opening of enrollment approached, Florida's Health Department said it wouldn't allow navigators and others to use its offices to educate and counsel people on the new law."

First Step In Health Exchange Enrollment: Train The Helpers

"For the past several weeks, all around the nation, a small army has been preparing to help consumers sort through their insurance options, choose a plan and sign up."

Health Exchange Day One: A View From California

"California, like Colorado, has been full speed ahead in creating its own health insurance marketplace."

Ill. Governor Touts Health Exchange Legislature Rejected

"On the first day of the new health care marketplaces opening Tuesday, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is touting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. This, even though he couldn't manage to convince his legislature that the state should run its own exchange, leaving Illinois to partner with the federal government."

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