Obamacare 2.0 kicks off on Saturday

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Updated: November 15, 2014
Obamacare 2.0 kicks off on Saturday

Open enrollment for Obamacare kicks off Saturday. That means millions of people will be logging on to healthcare.gov to choose their health insurance coverage plans for 2015.

The government is hoping for smooth sailing this year.

You’ll remember, the federal exchange, and many of the state exchanges, were plagued with major technical problems when open enrollment began on October 1.

The Obama Administration promises the site will work this year. Officials say they are double and triple checking it to make sure it’s functioning.

Consumers may notice some changes with plans and premiums.

A study by PricewaterhouseCoopers suggests premiums will be up more than five percent.

The Obama Administrations says people will have more choices this year, with 63 more insurers offering plans across 44 states.

Officials say that could give people lower-cost options.