Answers to Gov’s questions re Exchanges

Governor Branstad has vocally objected to the requirement in the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) that each state set up an online health insurance “exchange” to assist and advise citizens in picking out the most appropriate health insurance plan – the Governor says that his objection is based on the fact that he has  many questions about the exchange process which he believes have not been adequately answered.  I just received a copy of a report prepared by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that appears to answer the bulk of Governor’s questions, and thought I’d pass it along.  Note that last session Iowa accepted seven million dollars of federal money which was intended to assist us in designing and implementing our health insurance exchange – we need to follow through, in a timely fashion, because if we don’t, the federal government will come in and do it for us, and my guess is that no one is going to be particularly happy with a state health insurance exchange program designed by the federal government.

Here’s the report:  Health Insurance Exchanges

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About Representative Mary Wolfe

Part time attorney; full time State Representative for Iowa House District 98 (East Clinton County)
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