A part of HealthCare.gov intended for small businesses has opened a year after a delay, but some doubt it will soon benefit millions of eligible U.S. workers.
Half of those choosing health plans are new to the federal insurance marketplace, officials say.
The Affordable Care Act is not causing much loss of employer-sponsored coverage so far.
The early hours of open enrollment appeared devoid of the troubles that plagued last year’s debut.
Obama administration tailors HealthCare.gov messages to
new, returning customers
Those with insurance from the exchanges by the end of 2015 could be up to 30% below other estimates.
Some preparations are coming down to the wire as health officials and contractors scramble ahead of open enrollment, which starts in less than a week.
Administration officials announced that consumers will be able to look at details of plans without registering.
Obama administration urges 300,000 to submit proof of eligibility based on citizenship or immigration status.
Management failures by federal health officials led to cost increases and delays, investigators found.