Perry Opens Door For Federally-Run Insurance Exchange In Texas
Gov. Rick Perry has notified the federal government that Texas will not create its own insurance exchange as part of the new federal health care plan. Health insurance exchanges are required under the Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as Obamacare. Governor Perry’s decision means Washington will likely develop the guidelines for a federally-run exchange for Texas.
Gov. Rick Perry, in a follow-up letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, reiterated Texas' decision not to implement a state insurance exchange as part of Obamacare. The deadline to inform the federal government of a state's intention regarding a state exchange is November 16.