Tuesday marked the beginning of the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, effectively launching the health care reform program known commonly as Obamacare. High volume of enrollees was partially to blame for glitches in the system at www.healthcare.gov. According to their Twitter account. 2.8 million people visited the site.
— HealthCare.gov (@HealthCareGov) October 1, 2013
Linda Sheppard at the Kansas Insurance Department told the Kansas Health Institute, “Basically, when we’ve been out talking to the crowds in various locations, we’ve been encouraging them to wait maybe two or three weeks to let some of the potential bugs or glitches smooth out.”
The Kansas Marketplace, like twenty five other states, is being run by the federal government. The latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates show that about 358,000 Kansans have no health insurance.
— John Hanna (@APjdhanna) October 1, 2013
The Wichita Eagle reported that the Wichita area’s health insurance rates will be the lowest in the state in the online marketplace.
KHI also released an Issue Brief on the Affordable Care Act.
The American Dental Association has issued four stories in a series of articles on the Affordable Care Act.
— DentaQuest (@DentaQuest) September 30, 2013