Officials Prepare For 'Biggest Open-Enrollment Season We've Ever Seen'

Kaiser Health News staff writers Phil Galewitz and Jay Hancock report, "At the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange in Carson City, Nev., workers have been counting down the days until Oct. 1 on an office corkboard. Sunday is a big milestone --- 100 days to the deadline for opening the online marketplaces that are a linchpin of the federal health law known as Obamacare. 'We certainly will need every one of the days that we have left,' said Jon Hager, executive director of the Nevada exchange. 'But I am confident we will be ready to go.' ... Opening the marketplaces on time represents the Obama administration’s biggest opportunity to fulfill the law’s promise to extend coverage to uninsured Americans, including those who have been denied coverage in the past because of health conditions" (Galewitz and Hancock, 6/23). Read the story.

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