Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 11:33 am
Last week's election may have settled the fate of the federal Affordable Care Act, but its implementation after months of uncertainty has caught many of the players unprepared.
Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 8:46 am
President Obama's re-election and the retention of a Democratic majority in the Senate means the likelihood of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act has receded.
So what now?
"The law is here and we should at this point expect it to still be here Jan. 1, 2014," says Alan Weil, executive director of the nonpartisan National Academy for State Health Policy.
Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 5:39 pm
As states work to comply with the federal health care law, many are designing their insurance exchanges, where people will be able to shop for coverage.
But just the word "exchange" sounds to many like off-putting government-speak, and some states are eager to come up with a more appealing name for these new marketplaces.
Peter Lee directs California's Health Benefit Exchange. It's up for a new name, and Lee says they want it to sound fresh, dynamic and innovative.
A national report released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks Colorado 22nd among states in overall child well-being.