Affordable Access

'Tearing their hair out'. Delays on federal details leave states ill-prepared to open exchanges.

Authors
  • Daly, Rich
Type
Published Article
Journal
Modern healthcare
Publication Date
Jan 21, 2013
Volume
43
Issue
3
Identifiers
PMID: 23487969
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Despite an announcement that millions of uninsured Americans would soon qualify for "affordable, quality healthcare coverage," a top insurance industry executive says states face daunting odds in meeting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's deadlines. The ability of federal and state health insurance exchanges to begin enrolling millions of consumers in nine month "seems challenging," says Stephen Hemsley, UnitedHealth Group's CEO.

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