Health

Hospitals at Risk in States that Opt Out of Key Obamacare Provisioni
X
December 16, 2013 11:09 PM
Nearly half of all U.S. states are rejecting a key component of the new U.S. health care reform law popularly known as "Obamacare." These states - almost all with strong Republican majorities - are citing unsustainable costs as the reason for opting out. But VOA’s Brian Padden reports that by not participating, states like South Carolina could lose billions of dollars in federal funds.

Hospitals at Risk in States that Opt Out of Key Obamacare Provision

Published December 16, 2013

Nearly half of all U.S. states are rejecting a key component of the new U.S. health care reform law popularly known as "Obamacare." These states - almost all with strong Republican majorities - are citing unsustainable costs as the reason for opting out. But VOA’s Brian Padden reports that by not participating, states like South Carolina could lose billions of dollars in federal funds.


You May Like

Lebanese Media Unite to Support Palestinians in Gaza

Joint newscast billed as Arab world’s first unified news bulletin in support of Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip More

Photogallery Australian PM Alleges ‘Coverup’ at MH17 Crash Site

Meanwhile, Russia's ambassador to Malaysia denies plane's black boxes were opened before they were handed over to Malaysian officials More

Despite Advances in AIDS Treatment, Stigma Lingers

Leading immunologist tells VOA that stigma is often what prevents those infected with disease from seeking treatment More