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.
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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.