Larry Kocot Quoted in “ObamaCare Week 11 Progress Report: New Enrollment Stats, Deadline Moved”

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Larry Kocot, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, DC, office, was quoted in an article titled "ObamaCare Week 11 Progress Report: New Enrollment Stats, Deadline Moved"

Following is an excerpt:

While the user experience continues to approve on the online marketplaces, Larry Kocot, Brookings Institution visiting fellow, says there are still back-end issues that connect users' information with insurance companies that need to be ironed out. ?...

"We still don't know the magnitude of the problems here," Kocot says. ?...

"The numbers are improving, but we don't know what that means, because it doesn't necessarily translate to enrollment in a plan," Kocot says. "And this is still far behind projections." ?...

Kocot says it's a glaring acknowledgement from the Obama Administration that things are not going as planned.

"It's recognition that there are still a lot of challenges that have to be overcome in the implementation of the law," Kocot says. "But having been through this before [in 2006 with Medicaid Part D implementation], we know from experience that issues will arise and it's only prudent for them to make adjustments."