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Yesterday, the Ohio House passed HB 613, representing another step by the Kasich administration to implement Obamacare.

The bill establishes requirements for “navigators” who will help consumers shop for health insurance on the state’s healthcare exchange, a key component of the President’s plan. As Gongwer puts it, the bill:

“establishes that navigators would be allowed to conduct public education activities related to exchange health plans. It would also give them the authority to distribute impartial information regarding enrollment in an exchange, available tax credits and cost sharing reductions.”

Notably, the bill enshrines the name of the controversial […]

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A key aspect of Obamacare is its mandate for health insurance. To make finding coverage easier, beginning in 2014, consumers and businesses will be able to shop for and compare insurance plans on websites known as “exchanges.

States can set up their own exchange, putting them in control of key decisions such as which insurance plans are offered and what they must cover. States can also opt out and let the federal government make all the decisions. A third option exists for a state-federal hybrid. Today was the deadline for states to indicate whether they would run a […]

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