The Washington Post: Obama officials work on health site contingency plans as enrollment nears

The Washington Post: Obama officials work on health site contingency plans as enrollment nears

By Amy Goldstein

With the next time to buy health plans under the Affordable Care Act starting in less than a week, the Obama administration is expressing confidence that HealthCare.gov is no longer the rickety online insurance marketplace that exasperated consumers a year ago…

As the sign-up period approaches, consumer advocates say they are optimistic that HealthCare.gov will work much more smoothly than a year ago, but they are not sure. “Has enough been done to fix the problems we saw for open-enrollment one? . . . We’re all waiting with bated breath until November 15,” said Mara Youdelman, managing attorney of the National Health Law Program.

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