Government Officials Voice Doubts About State Health Insurance Exchanges Launching on Time
During a House committee hearing on Wednesday, two federal officials expressed concerns about possible delays in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act's state health insurance exchanges. Alan Duncan -- an auditor with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration -- said he has concerns that significant delays and errors in accepting and processing insurance applications could arise as a result of inadequate testing of the online systems. Meanwhile, John Dicken of the Government Accountability Office expressed concern about the amount of work the government must complete in each state.
- "Officials Warn of Obamacare Insurance Exchange Delays" (Temple-West/Dixon, Reuters, 7/17).