(Bloomberg) — California, the most populous U.S. state, says the health insurance exchange it’s building as part of the Affordable Care Act will be ready on Oct. 1.

Delayed testing of computers and other missed milestones have raised questions about whether exchanges nationwide will be ready to start enrolling as many as 7 million customers early next month for subsidized private medical plans that are the centerpiece of the 2010 health law. California, the first U.S. state to pass a law to set up an exchange, wasn’t immune.

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