One of the more significant results of President Obama’s reelection is the impact on the health care reform law- his reelection eliminates the threats to repeal the law on “day one”. However, some states are actively resisting the law’s implementation.
Specifically, one aspect of the law requires states to set up health care exchanges, where individuals could buy insurance at a competitive price (the exchange does not actually provide the insurance, but determines which insurers can participate). Many states are refusing to set up the exchange. One notable example is Texas. Recently, Texas’ governor Rick Perry refused to implement an exchange in his state.
The Federal government will step in and operate the exchange in states that are unwilling or unprepared to implement an exchange on their own. The deadline for implementation by the states is January 1, 2014.
So here is the question- how do you feel about states that refuse to implement the health care reform law, even after the Supreme Court decision and the reelection of President Obama?