Obama Administration Extends Deadline For State Exchanges – Again

Kaiser Health News staff writer Phil Galewitz reports: "Bowing to a request from Republican governors, the Obama administration announced late Thursday that it would give states more time to decide whether to build online health insurance markets that will help millions of people buy coverage starting next fall. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pushed back the deadline until Dec. 14 for states to submit letters of intent to build the state-based markets, called exchanges. The original deadline had been Friday, Nov. 16" (Galewitz, 11/15). Read the story.

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