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Monday, October 21, 2013

State Contractor: Federal Delays Hampered Rollout Of Health Exchanges

The Department of Health and Human Services says it’s bringing on a “tech surge” of people from inside and outside the federal government to help correct numerous glitches on HealthCare.gov, the new federal healthcare website.

The ongoing technical nightmare is clouding one of President Obama’s greatest domestic policy efforts since taking office.

Smaller contractors are saying that one of the causes for the issue is a delay in issuing technical requirements, forcing many to scramble.

Joe Marabito, the president of a company that has been helping private insurers connect with health care exchanges across the country, joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to explain.

Guest

  • Joe Marabito, president and CEO of ikaSystems, which has been helping private insurers connect with health care exchanges across the country.

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