Chaney: Exchange’s future comes after election
Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says work has been completed on a plan for an online marketplace for Mississippians to shop for insurance policies and nothing more needs to be done for now.
Chaney spokesman Joseph Ammerman said Friday the next deadline under the federal Affordable Care Act is Nov. 16 – after the presidential and congressional elections – for submission of plans for a state-run health insurance exchange to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Opponents of the Affordable Care Act are hoping the November elections will see the defeat of President Obama and a Republican Senate takeover that could lead to repeal of the law.
Chaney has said he believes if Mississippi designs its own insurance exchange it can tailor offerings to the needs of the state.