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Shutdown Din Obscures Health Exchange Flaws
New York Times

The shutdown of many federal operations and activities this week has obscured widespread problems in the opening of insurance exchanges under President Obama’s health care law, giving the administration time to work out the kinks, members of both parties say.

In a stark contrast, the exchanges — online markets where consumers can shop for insurance — opened on Tuesday as much of the government was closing because of an impasse between Mr. Obama and Congressional Republicans over federal spending.