October 02, 2013

Health exchanges launch, with regional Obamacare official furloughed

Here is an immediate consequence of the federal government shutdown: On the very day that the Affordable Care Act online marketplace is launching, the regional spokeswoman for the federal health care/insurance agency is on furlough and unavailable for comment.

In other words, the main federal agency involved with promulgating the Affordable Care Act has limited ability to respond to news media questions.

I am working on a story that requires a comment from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servicesâ;€¦;

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