Originally Posted by Roger
Wrong tense. The impact has already been made, and we've not yet reached much of the implementation.
Some governors met with President Obama today (yesterday?). One piece of news from the meeting is that 27 states are not planning to implement the exchanges. The fallback position is a Federal exchange. However, the legislation has no provision for the Federal operation of the exchanges. There is no money appropriated, no machinery in place, to establish the exchanges or manage them afterwards. Some are suggesting this part of the legislation will end up at the Supreme Court for a ruling.
It will be interesting to see if the exchages actually reduce cost? I live in one of those red states.