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April 18, 2014

Large Portion of Obamacare Exchanges Yet to Be Built

The Hill reports that “Between 30 and 40 percent of the IT system for the federal health insurance marketplace must still be built,” according to Henry Chao, chief information officer at the Centers for Mediare and Medicaid Services.

“Chao explained that he was not referring to the federal website for buying insurance, HealthCare.gov, or to other aspects of the national marketplace that people looking for insurance will interact with, however.

 Instead, he said, the major projects under construction involve back-end work, like setting up the procedure to pay health insurance companies once plans begin in January.

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