Nebraska to Wait on Health Insurance Exchange Legislation

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman said he wants the state to wait and see the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before it creates a health insurance exchange, according to an Omaha World-Herald report.

The Supreme Court may not rule on the healthcare law until next June, and the deadline for seeking federal funding to set up a health insurance exchange is also in June, according to the report. If the state does not develop an exchange by Jan. 1, 2013, then the federal government will step in.

According to the report, Gov. Heineman does not want to pass legislation if the law is ruled unconstitutional, but other legislators said they do not want to wait and rely on the federal government to create and facilitate the exchange.

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