What Happened to Health "Exchanges"?
Posted at 1:45 p.m. on Jan. 31
Recent communications from the federal government publicizing the forthcoming health care exchanges has made a noticeable shift away from the word “exchanges” to “marketplaces.” The Hill has the reason.
“The Obama administration has stopped using the term ‘exchanges’ to describe part of the healthcare law because the word doesn’t translate into Spanish.”
“The change came amid a push by conservative activists to block state-based exchanges in hopes of crippling the law. Democrats denied the shift in vocabulary was made to battle political opposition to the overhaul, but conservative activists called it a desperate move.”