Speed bumps ahead for the health-benefits exchange?

When the first six states – Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington – were granted conditional approval by the Obama administration on Dec. 10, 2012, to operate their new state-run, health-insurance exchanges, Rhode Island had not yet filed its application. Later that week, Christine Ferguson, the executive director of the R.I. Health Benefits Exchange,…

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  1. Geeeez, tough crowd! Christy Ferguson has only been on the job since June of 2012. For any one who doesn’t know or remember, she was Director of HHS and responsible for creating the RiteCare program. She will have a health insurance exchange up and running in 2014, no question about it. As a business owner, my insurance broker has been promoting the exchange for some time and I share the information with my employees. You won’t have a problem attracting my business, I can assure you. Good luck to Ms. Ferguson and her 4 employees.