5 states resisting reform

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5 states resisting reform

A look at five states that won’t budge on fulfilling PPACA requirements despite the SCOTUS ruling


July 12, 2012 • Reprints

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been a polarizing issue for many—and that’s apparent when you look at how states are reacting to health care reform.

Despite the Supreme Court ruling upholding the law last month, it isn’t all good news for the Obama administration. Health reform is lagging in several states. Half now face a federally run health care exchange, the default for states that haven’t made progress or declined involvement in setting up a state run marketplace for health insurance coverage.

Officials at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners even warn it’s too late to start a state-based exchange if work hasn’t already been underway for a while.

That’s in large part due to the fact that many of those states are just not that into reform. These states—largely led by Republicans—aren’t jumping the gun on complying.

See also “Five states embracing reform”

Though there’s been a number of states voicing concerns, here are five examples of states who are not rushing to implement the law>>

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