ATLANTA (AP) — President Barack Obama's top health care official told a national convention of state legislators that it's not too late for states to get on board with the 2010 health care overhaul.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was among several administration officials scheduled to address the National Conference of State Legislatures on Monday.
Sebelius did not identify anyone by name or mention party politics at all, but she said heated rhetoric in Washington obscures the realities of the law.
The law lets states choose whether to expand the Medicaid insurance program and whether to run their own exchanges to sell private individual policies. Many Republican-run states have refused one or both.
Sebelius noted that the law allows states to opt into or out of the program any time.
Created: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 02:14:58 EST
Updated: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 02:14:58 EST