The discussion about Obamacare heats up [Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxz7foLoLrU]
States face a balancing act. They need to comply with regulatory mandates to expand health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA); an act that's been the focus of heated debates, countless delays, and intense scrutiny by millions of American taxpayers. At the same time they need to focus on the effectiveness and delivery of health and social programs to achieve triple-aim: improved healthcare processing, outcomes and lower costs.
Health insurance exchange (HIX) implementation has been one of the most complex mandates that states have had to address within stringent timelines. States have faced many challenges from dynamic regulatory requirements to unprecedented transformation of processes and technologies across jurisdictions in order to comply with this mandate. Timelines and evolving requirements have shifted the focus from delivering care and service to implementing the required technology quickly to achieve compliance.