According to the health reform law, health insurance exchanges will begin covering people in every state by January 1, 2014. On Friday, the Alliance for Health Reform assembled a panel of government officials and experts to discuss individual states' preparedness to implement the law.
The "breakfast briefing" includes Health and Human Services Interim Director Mike Hash and Washington and Lee University Law Professor Timothy Jost. Joining the panel is Krista Drobac, director of the Health Division in the National Governors Association, along with Brian Webb of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform and Sara Collins of The Commonwealth Fund co-moderate the discussion.