Friday, December 14, 2012

Deadline for States to Claim Their Role in Obamacare

the deadline for states to declare their intentions about setting up their own health insurance exchanges for residents to purchase insurance under the new regime. - Amy Payne/Heritage's Foundry

If a state does not set up an exchange, the federal government will come in and set it up, according to the law. So far, 22 states have said they are not going to set up state exchanges. Only six states have received conditional approval from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to operate their own exchanges.

Why leave it up to the federal government? Well, to begin with, it’s an extremely costly undertaking. ...

Only 15 States Opt to Run Obamacare Exchanges - CNBC

Only 15 states have told the federal government they plan to operate health insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama's reform law, leaving Washington with the daunting task of creating online marketplaces for two-thirds of the country.

On the eve of a federal deadline for states to say whether they will run their own exchanges, a top health care policy official told lawmakers that the exchanges will start enrolling eligible families starting on Oct. 1....

Get ready for the costs and chaos of Obamacare - Chaos, the Obama drink of choice. - Byron York/Washington Examiner

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