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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:40 PM

HHS extends Friday healthcare deadline for states

Source: The Hill

The Obama administration said Thursday it will give states an extra month to decide whether they plan to implement the core piece of President Obama's healthcare law.

States were initially supposed to decide by Friday whether they would run their own insurance exchanges. But on the eve of that deadline, HHS told Republican governors they could have until Dec. 14 to make that call.

It's the second time HHS has extended deadlines for implementing exchanges, and comes as GOP governors are scrambling to retain control over exchanges they didn't adequately plan for because they hoped President Obama would lose and his healthcare law would be repealed.

States now have until Dec. 14 to decide whether they want to run their exchanges entirely on their own (though using billions of dollars in federal grant money). Those that don't will have until Feb. 15 to decide whether they want to work in partnership with the federal government or cede the task entirely to Washington.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/268349-hhs-extends-friday-healthcare-deadline-for-states

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PoliticAverse Nov 2012 #1
Hoyt Nov 2012 #2
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #3
DallasNE Nov 2012 #4
AllyCat Nov 2012 #5


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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:56 PM

2. Seems to me that turning it over to feds might be a good thing for country.

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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:05 PM

3. Yesterday, Fingerwagger couldn't make up her mind. Today she may have figured out that she doesn't

have one.

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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:30 PM

4. This Is A Smart Move

I may have even extended the deadling to Dec. 30th.

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:07 AM

5. Dangit! Just tell Scott Walker his deadline is today for being such a schmuck.

If the other states need that long, fine, but Walker can get it in gear and just accept the Federal plan.

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