EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWV Governor Again Quizzes Federal Officials On Health Overhaul
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Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jul. 15, 2013 4:23 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 15, 2013 4:28 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Delays in carrying out the federal health care overhaul have West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin pressing for more details.
Tomblin sent 10 questions to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday. Most stem from the governor's decision to expand Medicaid as called for by the overhaul.
An estimated 91,500 uninsured West Virginians would gain coverage under the plan to open Medicaid to more lower-income residents. But West Virginia is supposed to start enrollment Oct. 1. Monday's letter cites the lack of details to begin that process.
Federal officials have been slow in developing the rules under which states are supposed to expand Medicaid and offer health care exchanges. These exchanges are supposed to help individuals and businesses pool their buying power when shopping for health insurance.
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