Sat 13 Jul, 2013 09:28 am
ACA goes into effect in 2014 so for states such as NC that opted out...does it mean low income adults (without minor children) still don't have access to health care through the federal exchanges? How does it work for those people. I am confused...one hand the federal program will require ppl to have health insurance but yet the state they live in may not provide this. Will there be federal exchanges they do through in these states?
Yes, there will be federal exchanges for the states that have rejected Medicaid expansion. However, a recent GAO study
found that CMS will likely miss the October 1, 2013 deadline for those exchanges to open for enrollment.
Thanks, Peter. It looks like you're giving good information in several places.