N.Y. Governor Signs Order Establishing State Health Insurance Exchange

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo bypassed the state legislature where Republicans had blocked a bill and issued an executive order establishing a new health insurance exchange, a major part of the health care law.

The New York Times: Cuomo Acts To Advance Health Law In New York
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, stepping into the national debate over President Obama's health care law, used his executive power on Thursday to carry out one of its critical features in New York after the state’s Republican lawmakers blocked legislation to do so (Kaplan, 4/12).

The Associated Press/Wall Street Journal: Cuomo Orders NY Health Insurance Exchange
Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Thursday to establish a statewide health insurance exchange intended to reduce coverage costs for individuals, small businesses and local governments. The New York Health Benefit Exchange, a federally authorized and financed marketplace for buyers, is also aimed at including more than a million New Yorkers now without coverage (4/12).

Modern Healthcare: Cuomo Signs Order To Create Insurance Exchange
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order for his state to join the 13 others that have established health insurance exchanges. "Establishing the health exchange will bring true competition into the health care marketplace, driving costs down across the state," Cuomo said in a news release (Selvam, 4/12).

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