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Government shutdown cuts half of HHS staff as exchanges open
Modern Healthcare

Whatever HHS officials envisioned for the first day of open enrollment on the health insurance exchanges, they surely didn’t expect to face it with more than half of the department’s employees furloughed.

But that scenario began to play out as the complex launch coincided with the nation’s first government shutdown in 17 years after Republicans refused to pass a temporary spending measure without also eliminating or delaying core provisions of the 2010 healthcare law.