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New York Goes Full Speed Ahead with Health Exchange

After nearly a year of asking the New York Legislature to establish a health insurance exchange, and the Republican majority blocking legislation that would, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order for the establishment of the exchange
April 17, 2012

After nearly a year of asking the New York Legislature to establish a health insurance exchange, and the Republican majority blocking legislation that would, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order for the establishment of the exchange. Cuomo’s order will see the exchange set up within the State Health Department, rather than as a separate state entity, a move which drew praise from Democratic lawmakers, health advocacy groups, and healthcare industry leaders, but irked conservatives who seek to fight the health care law. Cuomo defended his decision, noting that the exchanges will rely on federal financing rather than state spending, and $88 million in federal grants have already been received to establish the exchange.

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