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News roundup: N.J. insurance exchange Q&A; state SAT scores rise; Christie to appeal gay-marriage ruling

A look at news beyond the borough’s border:



Q-and-A: NJ insurance exchange to begin enrollment

Uninsured New Jersey residents can begin choosing from health plans Tuesday through an online insurance exchange that is one of the major components of President Barack Obama’s health insurance overhaul.

Here is a look at what it means and how it will work: (click for full story).



Get ready for new insurance marketplace

As part of the new Affordable Care Act, consumers need to determine whether they are eligible for and want to find new health insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Beginning October 1, 2013, the website, will be the place to go to directly access the Health Insurance Marketplace. It will give Americans who are uninsured or who buy their own coverage a new way to shop for coverage. Enrollment period begins October 1 for effective date of January.

Read more here.




New Jersey students – public and private – saw a 10-point overall increase in their mean SAT scores last year, a notable jump on a test on which overall results usually hardly budge in any given year. The increase in New Jersey’s scores was especially notable in a year in which the national mean scores were mostly unchanged.

Read the whole story.



Christie: ‘Let the people decide’ on same-sex marriage

Gov. Chris Christie continued to press his case for a voter referendum on gay marriage in New Jersey, saying on national television today that “good people of good will have a difference of opinion.”

Christie, a Republican running for re-election against Democrat Barbara Buono, gave an extended interview to CBS that aired today on “Sunday Morning.”

Read the whole story.



Shutdown impact: Tourists, homebuyers hit quickly

A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.

Mail would be delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits would continue to flow.

But vacationers would be turned away from national parks and Smithsonian museums. Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays.

Read the whole story.

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