White House, GOP Governors Spar Over Health Care Exchanges
On Thursday, the White House was in the midst of pushing back against the Republican claims that they did not have enough flexibility to implement this key part of the health law.
Kaiser Health News: Administration Seeks To Calm Republican Governors' Fears On Implementing Health Law
As the health care law takes a pounding from Republicans on Capitol Hill and from Republican governors across the country, Obama administration officials are trying to calm concerns that states won't have the flexibility they need to implement a key part of the sweeping measure (Carey, 2/10). Read the letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from a group of GOP governors outlining their specific concerns.
CQ HealthBeat: White House And GOP Governors Spar Over Health Care Exchanges
The White House pushed back Thursday at Republican governors who are demanding more flexibility in setting up health care exchanges. But GOP Gov. Gary R. Herbert of Utah in turn is slamming the administration for failing to respond to states' concerns over the new health care law. "I think it's time for states to stand up and assert themselves more aggressively." Herbert said in remarks at the conservative Heritage Foundation, where he complained about a lack of clarity from Health and Human Services officials about implementation of the state high-risk pools required by the law (Norman, 2/10).