As ‘Obamacare’ health exchange deadline passes, 26 states opt in with fedsSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 04:35
As ‘Obamacare’ health exchange deadline passes, 26 states opt in with feds
The Washington Times
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The backbone of President Obama’s health care law is taking shape, with 26 states choosing to let the federal government run the online insurance markets mandated by his signature reforms instead of keeping the job in-house or partnering with the feds.
The Department of Health and Human Services had encouraged states to run their own markets, or “exchanges,” that help the uninsured find coverage. Only 17 states and the District took on the task while seven states decided to split the duties, according to a breakdown by the Kaiser Family Foundation.