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Obamacare exchanges could function in shutdown

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 09/21/2013 @ 6:39 pm In Health,Money,Politics | No Comments

(Reuters) U.S. State officials behind the launch of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform on Oct. 1 say they could weather a federal government shutdown, though the scenario would add new pressure to the political attacks and technical issues that have weighed on the program’s introduction.

Several officials running new state-based insurance exchanges that are due to open for enrollment next month said they expected to have access to funds in the case of a shutdown, which if it happens, would also start on Oct. 1, the beginning of the the fiscal year.


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