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New York Won’t Make Obamacare ‘Fix’

Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed that New York will not implement President Obama’s proposed “fix” to allow insurance companies to renew previously canceled plans. Because his state’s launch has been working better than the national one, he doesn’t “see any reason to change it now.”

Since the president announced the new plan last week in light of weeks of criticism for his misleading promise that people could keep their insurance policies, states have been split on accepting his proposed solution. Several have rejected the “fix,” such as Massachusetts and Washington, saying that because state regulators and insurance commissioners have already implemented the necessary changes to comply with the law it’s too late to go back and offer the plans again.

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