Friday, November 16, 2012

U.S. gives states more time to make Obama health law decision

The federal government on Thursday gave states another month to decide if they will operate insurance exchanges under the new U.S. healthcare law, after some Republican governors stalled in the hope President Barack Obama would lose last week's election.

The delay was the second time in a week that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius showed flexibility on deadlines as a way to entice states to cooperate in implementing Obama's signature domestic achievement.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/us-usa-healthcare-exchanges-idUSBRE8AF03N20121116