Alabama Won't Comply With Federal Minimum Health Benefits Requirement

Let the feds do their own paperwork


Gov. Robert Bentley said Monday that he would not implement a provision of the Affordable Care Act that would establish minimum benefits for those buying individual or small-group policies starting in 2014.

In his letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Bentley wrote that the federal government had not given the states guidance on what to implement and had not provided support for health insurance savings accounts.