Health law fix for state-run websites

Tools
  • Print
  • 0 Comments
By AP

Created:

Updated: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:14:31 EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is coming to the aid of states that had technical problems running their own health care websites.

The federal Health and Human Services Department quietly told states Thursday that residents who were unable to sign up because of technical problems may still get federal tax credits if they bought private insurance outside of the new online insurance exchanges.

Until now the administration has stressed that the only place to get taxpayer-subsidized insurance under President Barack Obama's health law is through the new online markets, also called exchanges.

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, whose state-run exchange has been plagued by problems, hailed the accommodation.

What's on WGXA

What's On Now

11:00 AM - The Test

What's On Next

12:00 PM - The Insider

Tonight

8:00 PM Sleepy Hollow

9:00 PM Gang Related

10:00 PM WGXA News @ 10pm

What's On Now

11:00 AM - The View

What's On Next

12:00 PM - Queen Latifah

Tonight

8:00 PM The Quest

9:00 PM Rookie Blue

10:00 PM NY Med