Health Care Reform Bill States Opt Out?

President Obama has recently agreed to allow an amendment in his famous health care reform bill. The amendment will allow states to decide whether or not to pull out of some of the law’s requirements three years prior to the original date of 2017. This amendment comes with some additional stipulations.

These stipulations include, that the new option provides an equal amount of coverage for as many people as the original would as well as not exceeding the original cost. The agreement to this amendment came as state Govenors and newly elected Republicans made a fuss about the current law the reform mandated.

The amendment was pushed by both Republicans and Democrats and is backed by R-Scott Brown of Massachusetts, D-Ron Wyden of Oregon and D-Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana. It will allow states to decide earlier to opt out of different mandates if they are able to provide similar coverage at similar cost.