ObamaCare Deadline TODAY: State lawmakers must decide today whether or not they'll set up an insurance exchange
H&HN Daily RSS: Time's up. Today's the deadline for state lawmakers to decide if they are going to set up their own health insurance exchange, partner with the federal government, or let the feds come in and run the whole thing.
As of Tuesday, HHS had conditionally approved 18 state exchanges (including the District of Columbia) and three state-federal partnerships.
The so-called insurance marketplaces need to be up and running by October so consumers can begin enrolling in ObamaCare plans by January 2014.