Overall, I am incredibly disappointed that we must wait until 2014 until many people get the help they need in health reform. I am glad, though, that there is some time to address the incredible operational challenges facing health insurance exchanges. Austin Frakt underscores some of these difficulties.
As he notes, these exchanges aren’t ready for prime time. But prime time is coming.There will be many, many glitches and required midcourse corrections. I just hope our political system is less gridlocked and dysfunctional as 2014 approaches than it is right now.