Health Care System on Track to Meet Deadlines
By Julie Edgar
Reviewed by Lisa Zamosky
Aug. 9, 2013 -- The system that will allow consumers to get information about health insurance options -- and to buy a plan -- is on track for the Oct. 1 enrollment date, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). That includes the Navigator program and insurance rate information.
Marilyn Tavenner, the CMS administrator, told congressional Republicans under questioning early this month that the Affordable Care Act will be ready for implementation by Oct. 1.
According to CMS:
In June, CMS relaunched www.healthcare.gov, the web site for consumers in states with both federally run and state-federal Marketplaces to access information, create accounts, shop for qualified health plans, and submit applications for health insurance. The site is expected to be fully functional by Oct. 1.
SOURCE: Richard A. Olague, Office of Communications, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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