PricewaterhouseCoopers is one of the accounting firms hoping to address the needs of companies and individuals who are uncertain about the implications of the new health insurance exchanges and marketplaces that opened this week.

On Tuesday, despite a federal government shutdown precipitated by the efforts of Republican lawmakers in Congress to delay or defund the Affordable Care Act in exchange for agreeing to continue funding the government, the Obama administration moved ahead with the October 1 launch of its highly anticipated health insurance marketplaces. Widespread technical glitches, however, reportedly prevented many of the uninsured from enrolling for coverage, despite heavy traffic on the sites (see ‘Obamacare’ Demand Signals Potential Success for Exchanges). Also, the federal government’s sites were not completely ready, including information for Spanish-speaking citizens as well as small businesses.

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