On November 15th, Governor Perdue announced that North Carolina would pursue a hybrid State-Federal exchange in order to implement Obamacare. While that decision may still be reversed by incoming Republican Governor Pat McCrory, for now it is the policy of the State of North Carolina. Unfortunately, very little is known about these so-called hybrid exchanges.
Forbes contributor Nicole Fisher has posted an article explaining what is known and raising new questions about partnership exchanges:
To this point most legislators, policymakers and health care experts have discussed the state-based and federal insurance exchange options at length, with more than 30 states opting out of the state-level exchanges. However, there is another form of insurance exchange that states are beginning to explore that could be a big headache for the federal government: the “partnership”.
North Carolinian’s interested in Obamacare’s effects on NC should make sure to read the whole thing.