States, Governors Have Different Views On Exchanges, Impact Of Health Law
News outlets also offer status checks on the measure's high risk insurance polls.
The New York Times: Many States Take A Wait-And-See Approach On New Insurance Exchanges
States are lagging in the creation of health insurance exchanges, the supermarkets where millions of consumers are supposed to buy subsidized private coverage under President Obama's health care overhaul (Pear, 2/27).
The Washington Post: Governors Split Over Effects Of Obama's Health-Care Law
Republicans and Democrats, as expected, disagree heartily about whether the health-care reform law is worth its benefits to state residents — or creates more harm by overburdening state budgets. Both Walker and Quinn are members of the National Governors Association's health committee, which met Sunday morning in a downtown Washington hotel with the goal of recommending ideas to cut states' health-care costs for needy residents (Leonnig, 2/26).
KQED's State of Health blog: High-Risk Insurance Pool Helps … But What About Cost?
Until the law goes into full effect in 2014, the government has created a bridge program to help – the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, or PCIP. But ... California is spending three times more than anticipated to insure the people who have enrolled in this program (Menghrajani, 2/24).
Related, earlier KHN story: 9 States Seek Help For High-Risk Pools (Galewitz, 1/5).
Kaiser Health News: Capsules: By The Numbers: Wisconsin's High Risk Pool
This week the federal government touted the number of people who have enrolled in the high risk insurance pools created in every state. After a slow start, some 50,000 people with serious illnesses nationwide have signed up for the insurance plans created by the federal health law (Mills, 2/27).