Fox Business Interviews Joel Ario on Obamacare Rollout
"The Top Story of the Year"
December 23, 2013 - In a broadcasted interview with Fox Business' Connell McShane, Manatt's Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health Solutions, was a featured thought leader who weighed in on the Obamacare rollout.
Fox Business reports that an Associated Press poll of editors and news directors found that the Obamacare rollout was considered to be the top story of 2013. Fox Business then sat down with Ario, seeking his opinion on the "plagued" rollout, specifically where he thinks we are present day. Ario responded:
"It was a botched rollout, and that's caused a number of problems. Included in those problems is confusion on the part of consumers as to what's happening with the coverage they used to have and what are the real deadlines, because they're different by state. So there are a number of problems here, and I'm not going to be nearly as optimistic at how quickly they'll be solved. I still maintain my long-term optimism. I do believe the law, the concepts here, are strong - people being able to get health insurance even though they have preexisting conditions, those are the people we most need in the system. I believe they will eventually get covered. There is more question now about young people, given all this confusion."
Watch the video interview here.