Health Insurance Marketplaces Open for Business

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media , October 1, 2013

To get the word out on the exchanges and help consumers find the right coverage, the Department of Health and Human Service has enlisted more than 900 volunteer "Champions for Coverage" across the nation. The champions include the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Nurses Association, Lutheran Services in America, and YWCA USA.

"We are both excited and thankful to have such a wide variety of businesses and organizations that want to get involved and help us spread the message about these new opportunities for people to access quality, affordable health insurance with open enrollment beginning tomorrow," Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said in prepared remarks.

The exchanges are not tied to annual spending bills, so they will continue to operate even in the wake of the federal government shutdown triggered by stalled budget talks in Congress.

John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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1 comments on "HIX Open for Business"

JimG (10/1/2013 at 11:48 AM)
Even more amazingly, not only did the sun rise despite the launching of the exchanges, it rose despite the federal government shutdown. Who would have thought?




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