The online health exchange created under the Affordable Care Act is on course for its scheduled launch date on Oct. 1. But there might be a few glitches when the system is introduced to the public.
- The new health insurance exchange will launch on Oct. 1, but will not be able to tell people if they are eligible to join Medicaid instead of buying insurance.
- Small businesses will also be able to shop on the new health insurance marketplace, but will not be able to enroll until November.
- The Spanish-language version of the healthcare.gov website will not be ready to handle enrollments for at least a few weeks.
- The health insurance exchanges are a key component of the Affordable Care Act. The exchanges open on Oct. 1, and starting Nov. 1, people will be able to enroll for coverage beginning on Jan. 1, 2014.
- Thirty percent of the public doesn't know what the Affordable Care Act is compared to only 12 percent when asked about Obamacare, according to CNBC's third-quarter All-America Economic Survey of 812 respondents.
- The survey showed that 29 percent of the public supports Obamacare, compared with 22 percent who support the law when called the Affordable Care Act.
- And 46 percent of respondents oppose Obamacare and 37 percent oppose when it's referred to the ACA.