The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is asking for an earful on the pending Obamacare reforms, HHS said Friday in announcing a nationwide listening tour.
The Supreme Court spared Obamacare in a decision in June, and now health officials want to brief “stakeholders and state officials” on what they are calling “the next steps” in a series of open forums in four cities from Aug. 14 to 22, HHS said in a news release.
States are still deciding whether to accept expanded Medicaid dollars and the terms that come with them—but could still opt out under the Supreme Court’s decision.
HHS sees the forums, collectively, as “an opportunity for states and stakeholders to learn more about the next steps in implementation of the health care law and ask questions about work needed to build Affordable Insurance Exchanges in every state.”
Obama officials have already stepped back from some the law’s controversial proposals for cost alignment, but even if Obama wins reelection, the political discussion appears to be far from over.
The public discussions are scheduled as follows:
• Aug. 14 in Washington, D.C. (the session will also be webcast)
• Aug. 15 in Atlanta
• Aug. 21 in Chicago
• Aug. 22 in Denver.
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