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Healthcare setbacks could hit small businesses

The Washington Post, July 1, 2013

Some state and federal officials are falling behind setting up new health-insurance exchanges for small businesses, which could leave employers in the region waiting longer than expected for the competitive pricing they were promised under the healthcare law. The Government Accountability Office has warned that federal and state officials still have a long way to go in "a relatively short amount of time" to set up the new online marketplaces, called exchanges, where small-business owners will be able to shop for health plans from various insurance providers.