As a panel of experts and a handful of lawmakers decried a lack of clarity from HHS and a high degree of uncertainty surrounding the health insurance exchanges, others at a federal hearing Wednesday said those states with the political will have made progress and will continue to do so.
“Certainly what I'm seeing is that states that want to move have enough information and are moving,” Heather Howard, director of the State Health Reform Assistance Network, told Modern Healthcare after testifying about exchanges before the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee. The network is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program that works with states to implement insurance coverage expansions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “Is there always room for more? Of course, and I think we're going to hear more from the federal government as they prioritize the regs and get it out,” she added.
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