Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Obama Administration Pushes Ahead on Health Care Law

By Ryan Teague Beckwith May 16, 2012 – 5:20 p.m.
Bill Clark
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, left, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and Rep. Michele Bachmann talk to reporters on the third day of Supreme Court hearings on the Affordable Care Act. To buy this photo, go to: http://roll.cl/cqrcpix
States have until Nov. 16 to set up health insurance exchanges.
While many states are waiting to see how the Supreme Court rules on the 2010 health care law, the Obama administration is forging ahead, reports Reuters.
One section of the law requires states to create exchanges where the uninsured cna by coverage.
The exchanges would allow consumers to purchase their insurance from an easy-to-understand menu of competing plans, at premiums set on a sliding scale according to the buyer’s income.
But progress at the state level has been uneven, with many states waiting to see how healthcare reform fares in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling anticipated in June that could overturn the law.
Twenty-six states participated in the lawsuit that went before the Supreme Court.

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