Alabama Governor Moves Forward On Health Care Exchanges, Despite Suing Govt Over Reform

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) has signed an executive order creating the Alabama Health Insurance Exchange Study Commission. The commission will “study and make recommendations on the most effective way for the state to move forward with the establishment of the Alabama Health Benefits Exchange.” “I am creating this commission today to study and develop the basis for the Alabama Exchange that will make Alabama compliant with federal health care reform and also create the best type of insurance exchange for the purchase and sale of health insurance,” Bentley said in a press release. At the same time, Alabama is part of a multi-state lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the health care law.