70°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Fri
87°
67°
20%
Sat
87°
57°
10%
Sun
76°
51°
20%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Red states, too, get health care nod from Obama

2 years ago Thursday, January 03, 2013 9:10:59 AM CST January 03, 2013 Thursday, January 03 2013 Jan 3, 2013 in News
Source: ap

WASHINGTON- Some bipartisan cooperation may finally be breaking out in the nation's contentious battle over health care overhaul.

The Obama administration announced Thursday that four red states are on the list of those getting the initial go-ahead to build their own health insurance marketplaces.

Open enrollment for millions of uninsured Americans is less than 10 months away - Oct. 1. The GOP-led states - Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah - joined five others getting conditional approval from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Counting previous approvals, 17 states plus Washington, D.C., have been cleared to run their own insurance exchanges. Washington will set up the new insurance markets in states that don't want to participate. But at least nine other states are considering partnerships with the administration.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Not Available
70°
66°
Fri
AM Clouds / PM Sun
87°
67°
Sat
Partly Cloudy
87°
57°
Sun
AM Clouds / PM Sun
76°
51°
Mon
PM Showers
79°
65°