Joel Ario Interviewed by CNN on Benefits of State-Run Exchanges

Joel Ario Interviewed by CNN on Benefits of State-Run Exchanges

"States Face Health Care Deadline Today"

December 14, 2012 - CNN anchor Don Lemon interviewed Manatt's Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health Solutions, on how states would benefit from setting up their own health exchanges.

In an interview that aired on December 14, 2012, CNN reported that the day marked a critical milestone in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, as states must decide whether they will set up their own health exchanges.

When asked why states should set up exchanges, Ario responded, "I think there are two main reasons, and they relate to programs that states have traditionally managed themselves. The first is the commercial insurance markets. States have for more than a century now managed their own commercial insurance market and that means since healthcare really became a big deal in the 1950s, states have primarily been in charge of that market. The exchanges fit into that market and if states maintain control over the exchanges, they then have a coordinated enforcement and implementation of laws across the commercial marketplace."

Read the transcript here.



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