Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

'Obamacare' registration opens Tuesday, decision now lies with American people

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
News Willmar,Minnesota 56201 http://www.wctrib.com/sites/all/themes/wctrib_theme/images/social_default_image.png
West Central Tribune
(320) 235-6769 customer support
'Obamacare' registration opens Tuesday, decision now lies with American people
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and budget brinkmanship. Now the ultimate test: the verdict of the American people.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Though a government shutdown would dampen plans to celebrate, the new health insurance markets will open Tuesday around the country.

Those markets, and other main parts of "Obamacare," will be going live as scheduled, glitches and all.

The biggest expansion of society's safety net since Medicare will be in the hands of consumers, who'll want to know if they can afford the premiums, if the coverage will be solid and if new federal and state websites will really demystify shopping for health insurance.

Expect the rollout to get off to a slow start, with some bumps.

Advertisement
Associated Press
Advertisement
Advertisement