It has been a tough month for implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The beginning of the month featured a heated Congressional debate over implementation that resulted in a partial government shutdown. To read more about the government shut down click here.
A series of technical problems also effected state and federal exchange websites. While polls indicate that Republicans took most of the blame for the shutdown focus has now shifted to the healthcare exchanges. There has been some good news from the state exchanges. California and New York report tens of thousands of new health insurance enrollees. To see more about success with state healthcare exchanges click here.
An animated video was released by the White House ahead of the October 1 implementation date to help explain what the Affordable Care Act aka "Obamacare" is and how it works.