Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Health Benefit Exchanges: Regulations Versus Reality

Although Ohio governor John Kasich apparently deludes himself into believing that he can take federal grant money to establish a Health Benefits Exchange, but then somehow design an exchange that does not comply with Obamacare's regulations, most other governors have a more realistic perspective.

That is why the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' recent release of 347 pages of regulatory guidance on exchanges is both exasperating and probably futile.  My analysis concludes that only about one third of Americans will be living in states that have imposed exchanges by the law's deadline.

Read the entire analysis in this month's Health Policy Prescription.

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