Tags: utah | obamacare | exchange | deal

Utah Makes Unique Obamacare Exchange Deal

Monday, 13 May 2013 02:44 PM

By Courtney Coren

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Utah will be the sole state to run its own Small Business Health Options Program exchange under Obamacare, while leaving the federal government to set up the exchange for the individual market, Politico reports.

Gov. Gary Herbert said the White House has approved the state's proposal to run only the small-business part of the healthcare exchange. It is the only state that has proposed splitting the exchange into two parts.

The Beehive State will manage the small-business exchange according to its own rules, while the federal government will run the individual exchange according to similar rules used in other states.

"The only way this was going to work was if we were granted flexibility," the Republican governor said. "Fortunately for all, [the Department of Health and Human Services] proved to be flexible, concurring with everything we proposed to be able to operate an exchange that meets the needs of Utah residents."

One of the main concerns Herbert had was the amount of data that Utah would be required to share with the federal government. He was worried that he would violate state law by sharing information regarding individuals or employers using the small business exchange.

"HHS acknowledges our limitations and agreed to my proposal," he said.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Ohio Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 11:05 AM

An Ohio couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.Helen  . . .

Armed Militia Still Guarding Nevada Rancher Bundy

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 10:42 AM

A week after a tense standoff between gun-toting states' rights advocates and federal Bureau of Land Management police,  . . .

Landslide Splits Home in Wyoming

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 08:23 AM

A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced w . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved