Okla. Health Plan Receives Temporary Exemption From ACA

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration will allow Oklahoma to temporarily continue its own health care program for low-income residents even though it does not comply with the Affordable Care Act, according to a Friday release, making it the second state this month to receive such an exemption from the law.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service had agreed to give the state the federal dollars needed in order to fund a one-year extension of the popular Insure Oklahoma program. CMS Director Cindy...
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