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Health care exchanges threatened by delay
USA Today

Less than 90 days before government-run health exchanges are due to open up shop under President Obama’s new health care law, Web insurers are still being locked out of helping sign up uninsured individuals — a lag that threatens to depress enrollments, and jack up insurance rates, experts tell CNBC.

Those experts warned that if dozens of Web-based markets — which already sell insurance online — continue to be shut out of partnering with government exchanges, it could lead to 1 million or more people failing to sign up for insurance under Obamacare.