Health Care Reform Update -- October 14, 2013

In This Issue:

Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled.

Excerpt from Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled:

Week Two of Open Enrollment Sees Glitches Continue -

Technical problems continue to plague healthcare.gov in the second week since the online Health Insurance Marketplace was launched. Administration officials have largely blamed the snags on overwhelming demand, but some experts have said that problems in the software and architecture are contributing to the persistent failures. The Administration continues to work to expand the capacity of the website and fix software bugs, with some reports suggest that the website may be altered so that users can view plan options before creating an account with the goal of easing some of the congestion on the website.

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