States Moving 'Assertively' with ACA Provisions
Even as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to debate the constitutionality of the individual mandate, and Republican presidential hopefuls vow to scrap "ObamaCare" if they win in November, nearly every state is quietly implementing the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, a review shows.
The study by The Commonwealth Fund found that as the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act nears, 49 states and the District of Columbia have already acted to support implementation.
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"I do see states moving assertively forward on implementing the provisions that went into effect in 2010," Sara Collins, vice president for Affordable Health Insurance at The Commonwealth Fund, tells HealthLeaders Media.
The report reviews state action on 10 early reforms, including the Patients' Bill of Rights that went into effect in September 2010. Between Jan. 1, 2010, and Jan. 1, 2012, 23 states and the District of Columbia had taken new legislative or regulatory action on at least one of these reforms, and an additional 26 states had taken other action to promote compliance with the reforms, such as issuing bulletins to insurers, The Conference Board said.
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