Posted at: 10/01/2013 8:35 AM
Health Care Signup Begins
CHICAGO (AP) - The three-year-old health care law takes another step today with the opening of the new insurance exchanges intended to expand health coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.
The market places are opening in all 50 states, and the Obama administration hopes to sign up 7 million people during the first year.
The government shutdown means there will be just a skeletal staff at the White House when President Barack Obama appears in the Oval Office to tout the benefits of his law.
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.
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