Governors across the country still mulling whether to plan their own health care marketplaces or turn the process over to the feds recently received an extension. They now have until mid-December to submit a so-called blueprint for how the federally-mandated health care exchanges will work – and whether it will be planned by the state, the Department of Health and Human Services, or both as partners.
Corbett hasn’t made a decision as far as Pennsylvania’s concerned, and he hardly considers the new December 14 date a deadline. After all, the commonwealth could still switch to a state-run exchange even if it were to begin under federal control.
“We can always opt in later,” Corbett said at an unrelated event Monday. “Let them start a program and then we can opt in later. So I’m keeping my options open at the moment. This is still November. We haven’t made a decision.”