The health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act opened for enrollment today. This is the first day that people can see information on the available health plans and start shopping. News outlets around the country are following the story and offering resources. Below are links to some insurance marketplace resources from public media outlets:
"What happens today is we're going to move from this policy debate about Obamacare to a reality outcome debate: What impact does it have on millions and millions of Americans, and do they judge it to be good or bad?" GOP pollster Bill McInturff says.
"When the Connector opened for business in late 2006, people signed up. Within a year there were 367,000 newly insured citizens."
"Last week we asked listeners for their questions and you’ve sent them. We heard questions about how to enroll, what it means for people on Medicare and what the coverage will cost. Jay Hancock of Kaiser Health News joined us to provide some answers."
"The partial government shutdown will have no immediate effect on the insurance marketplaces because they operate with money that’s not subjected to the annual federal budget."
"Many are still left with some very basic questions. Primarily: What are the exchanges and how do they work? If you're among the confused, the PBS NewsHour has you covered. Here's your guide"
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