New ACA enrollment season is off to brisk start, figures show – Daily Republic

By The Washington Post

More than 600,000 Americans signed up for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act during the first four days of the new enrollment season, according to federal figures that signal a brisk start despite Republicans’ efforts to dismantle the law.

Some 601,462 Americans chose a health plan from Nov. 1-4 in states relying on the federal exchange, the figures released Thursday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show.

Source: New ACA enrollment season is off to brisk start, figures show

What Does the Possible Government Shutdown Mean For Schools? – Education Week

By Alyson Klein

Brokedown Congress appears likely to spend the weekend attempting to keep the government from shutting down and the U.S. from defaulting on its debt. The sticking point this time isn’t schools. Instead, education is getting caught in the crosshairs. Republicans want to defund, or at least delay implementation of, the president’s landmark health care overhaul law (the Affordable Care Act to its fans and “ObamaCare” to its critics).

What does the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad budget situation mean for schools?

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