The healthcare takeover is coming to Virginia and you need to know how this is going to affect your ability to take care of you and your family's health.
The Obama Healthcare takeover law directs the states to create a health care exchange by January 1, 2014. The Federal government promises flexibility to design the Exchange as states see fit but a simple review of Health and Human Resources (HHS) requirements show that flexibility is available in name only. With each new federal regulation and restriction states flexibility is undermined and the usefulness of exchanges is diminished.
What's an exchange? In theory, an Exchange is a market-based mechanism giving consumers a simple, transparent and innovative way to purchase health insurance. The Exchanges as created by the President and HHS, however, are far from simple, transparent or innovative.