Florida Senate: No Health-Insurance Exchange

CBS Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami) – The Florida Senate launched a webpage Monday about the federal Affordable Care Act, reiterating that the state will not run a health-insurance exchange in January 2014.

The News Service of Florida reports states have a Friday deadline for notifying the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about their exchange plans. House and Senate leaders have already said the state cannot make a decision on an exchange until the 2013 legislative session.

A question-and-answer section of the new webpage made clear the state wouldn’t be ready to run an exchange in 2014, even if it wanted to do so.

Federal officials initially set a November deadline but gave states another month. “Florida, and several other states, did not submit a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services by the November deadline to indicate an intention to operate a state based exchange for health care…

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