Capsules: HHS Releases List Of Premium Rates For 36 States; Live Blog: Exchanges Launch, Government Shuts Down

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Jordan Rau posts the list from the Department of Health and Human Services of premium rates in 36 states: "The Department of Health and Human Services has posted premiums for more than 78,000 plans on its website. The data lists each plan by insurer and the plan name and the monthly premium rate for a child, a 27-year-old,a family with 30-year-old parents and two kids, a single-parent family with two 30-year-olds, and a 40-year-old couple without children" (Rau, 10/1).

Also on Capsules, yesterday was Oct. 1, which means that the online insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act launched. But it also means that the start of the new federal fiscal year was marked by a government shutdown. Kaiser Health News helped make sense of the day's developments on this live blog (Stapleton, 10/1). Check out what else is on Capsules.

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