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Sebelius insists insurance exchanges will be ready
Modern Healthcare

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius again assured federal lawmakers that the health insurance exchanges will be ready for enrollment this fall, and also said her department does not have a contingency plan in place if HHS doesn’t achieve that goal.

Sebelius told members of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee that HHS is focused on getting the exchanges—a major provision of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—”up and running” after Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), the panel’s vice chairman, asked if HHS has a back-up plan in place.