Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy on Wednesday visited two health care centers in New Haven and Hartford to see how the sign-up process has been going.
The president said his administration was doing “everything we can possibly do” to get the federally run websites up and running.
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The key provision of the Affordable Care Act, known as the individual mandate, goes into effect on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Those who will be newly insured and doctors alike have expressed concerns that the law will cause a shortage of doctors.
Mount Sinai Hospital has been experimenting with an emergency department for patients 65 years and older.
George Weld, the owner of Egg and Parish Hall restaurants in Williamsburg, will take advantage of New York’s Small Business Health Options program for businesses with less than 50 employees.
Hackensack University Medical Center’s Accountable Care Organization has set 6 patients up with a computerized tablet monitored by a nurse.
Elisabeth Benjamin with the Community Service Society of New York said their team of volunteers has been busy helping people figure out the best deal for their specific situation.
States that designed their own exchanges will get federal help to spread the word.
Madeline Aviles, 60, was laid off in January and suddenly found herself without health insurance.
In New York, 17 different plans will offer different levels of tiered coverage: platinum, gold, silver or bronze.
The so-called individual mandate, the centerpiece of the legislation, goes into effect on Oct. 1.
Massachusetts has lowest percentage of uninsured residents with only 4.5 percent; Texas has the highest with 28.8 percent. Generally the highest uninsured rates can be found in the South and West.
Young adults 19-34 years of age represent the group most likely to be uninsured. More than three-quarters of uninsured Americans come from working families.