(Bloomberg) -- The Department of Health and Human Services held a conference call for journalists this afternoon with Kathleen Sebelius and other members of the Obamacare team in which they announced yet another round of fixes. Most of them are aimed at folks who lost their insurancedue to the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mandates and who, for one reason or another, have not yet completed a purchase on the federal health-insurance exchange. Here’s what the administration is planning:
When I read the HHS memo on the call, I thought the administration was worried about people who had insurance losing their coverage or finding out that the doctors and treatments they use aren’t covered under their new plans. And indeed, the first question came from Bloomberg ’s own Alex Wayne, who asked whether it was now possible that the net coverage numbers would be lower in January 2014 than they were this year. HHS hemmed and hawed. Wayne pressed them, asking whether they were confident that coverage was going to increase. Julie Bataille finally answered that they were confident millions more people were going to have access to affordable coverage — not have it, mind you, just have access to it, in the same way that I have access to a sousaphone and a week on the beach in Maui.
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