Analysis: States that lag on HIEs have about 75% of uninsured

01/22/2012 | Washington Post, The

An Associated Press analysis shows that about three-fourths of uninsured Americans live in states that have not implemented plans for health insurance exchanges, a cornerstone of the federal health care law. So far, 13 states have adopted a plan for such an exchange, while others have made some progress or none at all. Critics of lagging states say their uninsured populations could suffer, while others contend that if the health care law is upheld, the federal government will run those states' exchanges and thereby provide coverage to the uninsured.

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