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Covered California Enrollment Website May Not be Ready by Oct. 1

ComputerSadLess than six weeks before the launch of a major healthcare overhaul, California officials are scrambling to get their online enrollment system ready in time. Thursday, the state’s new health insurance marketplace said its website may not be fully operational Oct. 1 when consumer enrollment begins under the Affordable Care Act. But officials said they would know more after the results of key computer tests early next month. This month, Oregon said its online enrollment wouldn’t be ready Oct. 1 and it would take only paper and phone applications from consumers for the first few weeks according to a recent report in the Los Angeles Times.