The first partial and temporary government shutdown in nearly two decades is not delaying or preventing the Obamacare “train wreck” from going into effect as planned. Starting today, Americans will begin enrolling in the “Affordable” Care Act’s health insurance exchange program — despite the fact that the implementation process is hardly expected to go swimmingly:
For three years, the Obama administration has been preparing for this moment: the launch of new insurance exchanges, intended to expand health coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. But this is far from the grand opening that President Barack Obama may have expected.
Instead, the exchanges are starting up just as most of the federal government is shutting down, left unfunded by a Congress that’s still bitterly divided about whether to discard Obama’s health care law altogether.