Ohio Won't Create Its Own Health Insurance Exchange

The Affordable Care Act, or ACA, requires each state to have an exchange up and running by next October. States can create their own, let the feds do everything, or have a state-federal partnership.

Ohio is opting to partner in operations with the federal government.

Rob Nichols is the Governor’s spokesman.

NICHOLS: The federal government will be in charge of setting up the exchange in Ohio but we retain control of both Medicaid eligibility as well as regulatory aspect of it.

Nichols cited the lack of flexibility and high cost as reasons for letting the federal government handle the exchange.

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