Arkansas Sets Aside Part Of Obamacare

Apparently you won’t lose your existing insurance if you live in Arkansas. From NRO:

Blue Cross Blue Shield said it had enrolled fewer than 100, QualChoice of Arkansas said it had enrolled less than 50, and Arkansas Health & Wellness Solutions has enrolled under 20.

The three CEOs did testify that their companies had not sent any cancellation notices to their policy holders; the state’s Insurance Department has allowed the providers to extend non-grandfathered plans to cover people until December 31, 2014, so they’re exempt from the minimum coverage standards set by Obamacare come January 1.

I’m not sure how they get away with overriding federal law. It will be interesting to see what response this engenders from the Feds. If they allow it to stand I suspect all hell would break lose among the states.


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