Tight Deadlines and Lagging Funds Bedevil Obama Health Care Law
It was another turbulent week for President Obama
’s health care law
. Congress rejected a White House request for nearly $1 billion to carry out the law, even as federal responsibilities increased to include the supervision of insurance markets in more than half the states.After extensive research, the administration said it was unwise to tell consumers that they could get “health insurance
that fits your budget.” That message, it said, is “seen as highly motivational, but not as believable.”
But in its latest poll, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that two-thirds of the uninsured said they did not have enough information to understand how the law would affect them. Public opinion remains deeply divided, with 40 percent of Americans having an unfavorable view of the law and 37 percent holding a favorable view.
The administration says 41 million people may be eligible for new insurance options. Of that number, 28 million live in states where the federal government will be running the exchanges, by itself or in partnership with state officials. One-fifth of those eligible have not graduated from high school.
Read about this in the New York Times by Robert Pear at http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/23/us/politics/deadlines-and-lagging-funds-bedevil-obama-health-care-law.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0
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