Health Care Countdown Begins

WASHINGTON (June 24, 2013)—In less than 100 days, uninsured Americans can sign up for health care, and the Obama administration says it's gearing up with new call centers, a revamped website and a call to the NFL.

Officials said Monday they're talking to professional sports leagues including the NFL about helping publicize the benefits of President Barack Obama's health overhaul. No deals yet.

Starting Oct. 1, consumers will be able to go online to healthcare.gov and compare private insurance plans.

Those who don't have job-based coverage can use the online marketplace to apply for tax credits to help pay their premiums in the biggest expansion of the social safety net since Medicare.

Despite concerns about delays, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the overhaul is on schedule.


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