By Mikel Chavers, CSG Associate Editor
Some states won’t have anything to do with the first wave of federal health care reform—here comes a new round of challenges to the new federal law.
Under the first phase of the new law, states must decide if they will form new high-risk insurance pools for people with pre-existing medical conditions who are unable to get private health insurance—most have been denied coverage because of expensive medical conditions. The pools would allow these folks to get health insurance coverage and would be subsidized by the federal government. So far, Georgia and Nebraska said they won’t operate the new high-risk pools, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Forbes magazine.