October 1, 2013. It’s official. Congress shut down the federal government as they were unable to pass the Continuing Resolution that would have kept it functional. Congress is now in the red as they are working on borrowed time to come to a resolution. Even after this fight settles down, upcoming debt ceiling deadline is fast approaching, which may be the catalyst for the next big fight between and among Congress and the President. Meanwhile, the individual state exchanges opened today. Article from CNN. To learn more about how the changes in health care and/or the government shut down may affect you or your business, email email@example.com or call 712.226.4000.