1. Scramble

    States Rush to Enact Health Law

    MIAMI, FL - JUNE 28:  Dr. Gregory Coleman, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, speaks with Vanessa Moreno, 25 years old, as she visits him for a check-up  on the same day that the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on June 28, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Dr. Coleman said, ‘the ruling is a good start to begin to control the economics of medicine’.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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    Now that the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act, states are shifting their focus to meet the law’s rapidly approaching deadlines. On Jan. 1, 2013, states must demonstrate to the Department of Health and Human Services that new state exchanges—through which individuals will buy insurance coverage—will be operational the next year. But a number of Republican-led states like Florida, Texas, and Wisconsin that were gambling on the SCOTUS decision and stalling on Obamacare must now scramble.

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