OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Obama budget sets up health exchanges

February 14, 2012
by Julian Pecquet
The Hill


President Obama's $76.4 billion budget request for the Department of Health and Human Services sets up a year-long fight over the healthcare reform law.

Among its most controversial aspects, the budget blueprint sets aside $864 million for state health insurance exchanges and a federal fallback option. States have until 2013 to get their exchanges certified if they don't want the feds to run things. Healthwatch's Julian Pecquet has the story.


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