Obamacare

Officials: One-Third of Federal Health Insurance Site Still Needs to Be Built

Like, the part where people actually pay for their plans

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Between 30 and 40 percent of the IT system for the federal health insurance marketplace must still be built, a top official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Monday.

Henry Chao, the agency's deputy chief information officer, said that a large portion of the behind-the-scenes work has yet to be finished.

"I think it's just an approximation, we're probably sitting somewhere between 60 or 70 percent [completed]," he told the House Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee.