Fate of Exchange Not Tied to Court Ruling, Official Says
Peter Lee -- executive director of the California Health Benefit Exchange -- said the exchange will significantly expand health insurance coverage in the state, even if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the federal health reform law's individual mandate. Lee said the exchange "is going to have, we project, over two million people in it after a few years," whichÂ has "very little to do with the mandate." He said the exchangeÂ will aid residents because it isÂ "a place where people can get subsidies for care, and can make informed choices."
- "SubsidiesÂ a Key to Success of California Health Exchange" (Bartolone, "KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 6/3).