Arkansas’ insurance commissioner says the state is moving forward with its plans to implement the federal health care law after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the overhaul.
Commissioner Jay Bradford told The Associated Press that the state will continue moving toward a partnership with the federal government to set up an online marketplace for patients to shop for insurance policies. The marketplace is a key part of the health care law that justices upheld in a 5-4 ruling.
A legislative panel earlier this year accepted a $7.7 million grant for the marketplace.
Gov. Mike Beebe said in a statement that his office will study the impact the ruling will have on health care in Arkansas. He said the state is continuing with a separate Medicaid payment reform initiative.