HHS Wants To Delay Obamacare Small Business Exchanges

Remain calm! All is well!


In response to skepticism that ObamaCare's health insurance exchanges will be ready on schedule later this year, Obama administration officials have been swearing up and down, cross their hearts and hope to voucherize Medicare, that ObamaCare's exchanges — the health insurance portals that are the centerpiece of the law — will indeed be ready on time.

In December 2012, Gary Cohen, the Health and Human Services (HHS) official heading up implementation of the health law, said he was "confident that states and the federal government will be ready in 10 months." At the end of January, he reiterated his claim: The exchanges "will be ready," he promised members of Congress.

Does partially ready count?