States Continue the Fight Against Obamacare
Posted at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 29
“Several Republican-led states at the forefront of the campaign to undermine President Obama’s health-care law have come up with new ways to try to thwart it,” the Washington Post reports.
“In the states, much of the activity involves ‘navigators,’ a workforce of tens of thousands of people who will be deployed by the administration to provide in-person or over-the-phone assistance for people signing up for insurance… More than a dozen states have imposed licensing rules and limits on these helpers.”
“About a half-dozen states also have opted not to police some of the law’s consumer protections, including the rule that bars insurers from rejecting applicants with preexisting conditions and a provision that requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of the premium dollars they collect on medical care… The states’ decision to take a hands-off approach to enforcing the law effectively expands the role of the federal government.”