CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The effort to market the Affordable Care Act in New Hampshire has been delayed again.

New Hampshire Health Plan, the committee overseeing implementation of the health care overhaul known as Obamacare, voted 3-2 on Oct. 9 to award the marketing contract.

Executive Director Michael Degnan says the committee didn’t include oral interviews in its decision. He said Wednesday the technical scoring of nine bids received didn’t reflect all the strengths and weaknesses of each bidder.

The first delay came when Republican lawmakers earlier this year blocked the state Insurance Department from accepting a $5 million federal grant to market the law that took effect Oct. 1.

Applications for the contract are due Friday. Degnan says a decision should be made by the end of next week.

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