Navigation Links
Health Reform 2.0: States Balking at New Insurance Exchanges
Date:9/21/2012

By Karen Pallarito
HealthDay Reporter

First part of two-part series

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration's controversial reform of health care, states are supposed to assist uninsured Americans in buying health coverage by setting up so-called "insurance exchanges."

But, many states are dragging their heels on building the necessary infrastructure -- and some have outright refused to do so.

This lack of action poses a significant challenge to get the law up and running.

Continued Republican opposition to the 2010 law, the U.S. Supreme Court battle to determine its constitutionality, and ongoing uncertainty over the future of health reform after the upcoming presidential election have stymied progress on exchange development, policy experts say.

"The ACA (Affordable Care Act) cannot be implemented without an insurance exchange in each state. It's a go or it's a no-go. It's that simple," said Robert Laszewski, president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates Inc., an Alexandria, Va.-based consulting firm.

So far, only 15 states and the District of Columbia have established exchanges, and three others -- Arkansas, Delaware and Illinois -- have indicated that they will partner with the federal government to do it, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Creating insurance exchanges -- which are designed to make it easier for consumers to shop for insurance -- is just one of two big hurdles facing the health reform law. The Supreme Court ruling in June upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act also allows states to opt out of the law's Medicaid expansion provision -- a key piece in the drive to bring insurance to an estimated 30 million uninsured Americans.

Critics of "Obamacare" hope that state resistance on both fronts will stop the reform effort in its tracks.

State-based healt
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Health Reform 2.0: Governors Pushing Back on Medicaid Expansion
2. $3.4 million HHS grant to help UIC address shortage of Latino health providers
3. Modeling Good Research Practices guidelines for modeling in health care research available now
4. $20 million gift launches new hub for global health at UCSF
5. Obese people can be metabolically healthy and in good shape
6. Children with autism experience interrelated health issues, says MU expert
7. Lack of sleep affects bone health and bone marrow activity
8. ACP urges Congress to halt across-the-board sequestration cuts in health programs
9. Too Much Salt Might Harm Kids Health: Study
10. 2012 Pacific Global Health Conference
11. Biggest European health study identifies key priorities in 26 cities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As kids transition from ... of cyberbullies, according to a recent study. ... through 8 found that verbal and physical bullying declines ... bullying intervention and prevention strategies must address all types ... boys and girls, the researchers said. The study was ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group, ... hospice and palliative care and community-based care, was honored ... yesterday at the New York Stock Exchange. , Founded ... entrepreneur to care for immigrant families suffering from tuberculosis ... to meet the urgent healthcare needs of the communities ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who live ... or low birth weight babies, a new study suggests. ... Canada, and found that expectant mothers who lived in a ... a 20 percent lower risk of very preterm birth (before ... preterm birth (30 to 36 weeks). Babies born to ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Lipitor lawsuits ... caused some patients to develop Type 2 diabetes continue ... underway in U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, ... issued on September 12, 2014, discovery is underway and ... report noted that Pfizer, Inc., the manufacturer of Lipitor, ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014) - New research published today in the online ... could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end ... enacted. , Arizona State University and Harvard University ... of rise in cases significantly increased in August in ... quarantine was put in place, indicating that the mass ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News: Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School 2Health News:NJ Largest Home Healthcare Not-for-Profit Joins Deutsche Bank to Ring NYSE Opening Bell 2Health News:NJ Largest Home Healthcare Not-for-Profit Joins Deutsche Bank to Ring NYSE Opening Bell 3Health News:Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies? 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward, as Discovery Proceeds in Federal Multidistrict Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward, as Discovery Proceeds in Federal Multidistrict Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Research predicts possible 6,800 new Ebola cases this month 2
... is one of the leading causes of blindness. The cause ... raised pressure within the eye, (the intraocular pressure), that can ... damage results in poor blood supply or weak end eye ... the optic nerve leading to the brain. Fluid enters and ...
... imaging test may identify patients with the gene mutation ... Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) as a more powerful way ... Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) causes thickening of the left ventricle ... of sudden cardiac death in the young, affecting one ...
... recent study, the researchers confirmed that people who consume high ... lungs. And for the first time, the research showed that ... decline in lung function over time.// Just like an apple ... may help keep lung disease away, according this new research. ...
... makes detection more easier. A combined scanner detects more ... method. It is notoriously difficult to get an accurate ... is dense and so it's not always possible to ... at the University of Texas now say that combining ...
... to a recent study, a rare genetic condition has uncovered ... unusual childhood genetic disorder marked by bone marrow failure. If ... of a number of cancers, including brain, head and neck, ... and the Children's Hospital, Boston, have been studying a number ...
... Hormone replacement in patch form improves mood and libido ... difficulty reaching orgasm and painful intercourse. They assume it's ... no licensed treatment for these symptoms. ,But a ... California reveals that the patch form of hormone replacement ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Vitamin C maintains healthy lungs 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... Disorder) Market - Forecast to 2023" report to their ... human microbiome market is segmented by application, disease, product, and ... be valued as $294 million in 2019 and is poised ... period of 2019-2023. The market is driven by growing incidences ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 UBM Medica US announces that  ... community to help oncologists and other clinicians gain a ... use of targeted therapies and immunotherapies, discusses some of ... Every September, Blood Cancer Awareness ... awareness about blood cancers—helping to increase survival rates and ...
(Date:9/19/2014)...  Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR ), a ... today in support of President Barack Obama,s ... global leader in rapid diagnostics for infectious disease, we ... address the serious threat of antibiotic resistance. We look ... initiatives to promote the development of rapid point-of-care tests ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Human Microbiome (Diabetes, Obesity, Autoimmune, Cancer, Diarrhea, Mental Disorder) Market - Forecast to 2023 2Global Human Microbiome (Diabetes, Obesity, Autoimmune, Cancer, Diarrhea, Mental Disorder) Market - Forecast to 2023 3OncoTherapy Network Highlights National Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2OncoTherapy Network Highlights National Blood Cancer Awareness Month 3OncoTherapy Network Highlights National Blood Cancer Awareness Month 4Alere Applauds President's Executive Order Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria 2
... are part of the Freedom Urinary ... leg bags, kits, and accessories designed ... our customers. These leg bags are ... of 100% latex-free soft, textured medical ...
... are part of the Freedom Urinary ... leg bags, kits, and accessories designed ... our customers. These leg bags are ... of 100% latex-free soft, textured medical ...
The latex-free, PVC-free Antibacterial Hydro Personal catheter combines two remarkable innovations into one exclusive catheter that delivers an antibacterial agent while providing the virtually frict...
The latex-free, PVC-free Antibacterial Hydro Personal catheter combines two remarkable innovations into one exclusive catheter that delivers an antibacterial agent while providing the virtually frict...
Medicine Products: