Federal Goverment Likely To Implement Ohio Insurance Exchange

Aug 7, 2012

The feds may be gaining on GOP governors like Ohio's John Kasich who've balked at implementing a key provision of the federal health care law. Kasich and other opponents of the law say they won't set up new private health insurance exchanges. But the Associated Press reports it's looking more and more like Washington will do it for them. That means federal officials could be calling the shots on some insurance issues that states traditionally manage, from handling consumer complaints to regulating plans that will serve millions of citizens. That could turn into a political debacle for Kasich and others who are dug in to fight what they denounce as "Obamacare."