Federal Officials and Health Insurance Exchanges
- Mon, 8/6/12 - 10:25am
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Health insurance exchanges are an integral part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Expectations when the ACA was passed in March 2010 were that states would set and operate the exchanges and provide a place where people could shop for insurance and receive subsidies to help defray the cost.
However, many states are unwilling or unable to set up the exchanges, according to an article in the New York Times (2012-08-05), putting the burden on the federal government. To date, governors of 13 states (representing one third of the US population) have notified the Obama administration that they do not intend to set up an exchange.
To read the Times article, click here http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/us/us-officials-brace-for-huge-task-of-running-health-exchanges.html?ref=health.