States Eye Health Law Changes — Consider Next Moves In Implementation
State officials in Minnesota, California and Washington are among those moving ahead regardless of the Supreme Court's ruling.
Minneapolis Star Tribune: As Nations Waits For High Court, State Pursues Health Care Fixes
The world of health care is changing dramatically -- whether the controversial law mandating universal coverage survives or not. … And no matter what the Supreme Court ultimately decides, reforming the health care system -- one way or another -- will remain in the forefront of public policy in Minnesota and the country, health care professionals and regulators say. "We'd be derelict in our duty to say we'll stop and let things ride for a while," Minnesota Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger said (Crosby, 6/2).
Los Angeles Times: California Health Insurance Exchange Awards Operational Contract
California's new health insurance exchange awarded a contract worth nearly $360 million to create a website and enrollment system to help Californians shop for health coverage and determine whether they are eligible for subsidies under the federal health care law starting late next year (Terhune, 6/1).
Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Report Offers Glimpse Of Health Law's Impact On Washington State
Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is weighing in on the fate of the Affordable Care Act with a report released this week about what's at stake for Washingtonians if the law is overturned by the Supreme Court (de Luna, 6/1).