A variety of pressing economic and health issues were addressedat the National Association of Governors (NGA) annual 2011 meetingheld in Salt Lake City, including elements of the PatientProtection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as well as statebudgets.

Hearing on Exchanges

Among other issues, NGA hosted a panel session on July 16entitled, “Health Insurance Exchange Implementation.”[1] “TheAffordable Care Act requires the establishment of one or two healthinsurance exchanges in each state and territory that are ready toenroll individuals in health plans by October 2013 for coverageeffective January 1, 2014,” said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, chairof NGA’s Health and Human Services Committee. “The release of newfederal regulations this week makes this a very timely topic.Governors need more information so they can make the best decisionsfor their states.”[2]

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