COVER STORY

Modern Healthcare - - NEWS -

De­spite an an­nounce­ment that mil­lions of unin­sured Amer­i­cans would soon qual­ify for “af­ford­able, qual­ity health­care cov­er­age,” a top in­surance in­dus­try ex­ec­u­tive says states face daunt­ing odds in meet­ing the Pa­tient Pro­tec­tion and Af­ford­able Care Act’s dead­lines. The abil­ity of fed­eral and state health in­surance ex­changes to be­gin en­rolling mil­lions of con­sumers in nine months “seems chal­leng­ing,” says Stephen Hem­s­ley, left, Unit­edHealth Group’s CEO.

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