WASHINGTON (AP) — Big contractors working to launch new insurance markets just three weeks from now are telling Congress things look good for the Oct. 1 debut of President Barack Obama's health care law.
Four contractors testified Tuesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in their first public appearance.
However, a private consulting firm advising states has separately predicted a rocky start, citing the massive system's complexity and potential information security risks.
The new health care law creates insurance markets for people who can't get coverage from employers.
Representatives from CGI Federal, Inc., QSSI, Inc., Serco, Inc. and a unit of the credit reporting firm Equifax told lawmakers they are prepared to protect personal data privacy — an issue Republicans have raised as a potential vulnerability.
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Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.
Department of Agriculture officials are warning customers to not get burned when buying firewood.
Church groups, parents and teachers met Sunday at the 20th annual Albuquerque Interfaith Convention. State education reform was their central focus.
Police officers were called out to Lovelace Hospital on Saturday after a patient woke up to find his laptop missing.