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Full Steam Ahead for Obama Healthcare Law

ObamaBrushing aside GOP opponents and the threat of a federal shutdown, Obama urges Americans to start checking out new health insurance plans. Administration officials emphasized that a government shutdown would not prevent the federal website for enrolling in health coverage — http://www.healthcare.gov — from going live at 8 a.m Eastern time Tuesday, allowing consumers to begin signing up for plans. Officials in most states that are running their own online insurance marketplaces — including California, Connecticut and Maryland — are also planning to open for business Tuesday. And call centers set up to handle consumer questions through the government’s 1-800-318-2596 hotline are scheduled to be open for business according to a story in the Los Angeles Times.