U.S. says online Obamacare enrollment for individuals starts October 1

Get Covered America volunteers Cynae Derose and Jalisa Hinkle prepare to talk with residents about the Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare - in Chicago

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Get Covered America volunteers Cynae Derose (2nd R) and Jalisa Hinkle (3nd R) pick up their supplies …

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Individuals seeking health insurance under Obamacare through new federal marketplaces will be able to enroll online as planned beginning October 1, despite a one-month delay for small businesses, the Obama administration said on Thursday.

"The individual marketplace will still open on time on October 1 with full online enrollment," U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Joanne Peters said in a statement.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)

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