The New York Times: Roadblocks on Health Reform

The New York Times: Roadblocks on Health Reform

By The Editorial Board

Onerous restrictions imposed by Missouri on federally approved counselors who help people understand and enroll in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act have rightly been blocked by a federal district judge in Kansas City. Although the ruling by Judge Ortrie Smith applies only to Missouri, its reasoning applies to similar laws or regulations adopted by more than a dozen Republican-led states that are doing their best to sabotage health care reform.

Missouri has been especially recalcitrant in trying to block reform. It declined to create its own insurance exchange, as have many other states, leaving that task to the federal government. It also forbade state and local officials from cooperating with the federal exchange. Read the full article here. »

NHeLP is co-counsel in the case challenging Missouri’s law.

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