Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that the state will initially participate in a health insurance exchange system run by the federal government, the Washington Post reports.
Laura Vozzella writes McDonnell is considering whether to create a hybrid exchange that blends elements of the federal exchange with a state-based system.
The deadline for that decision is Feb. 15, Vozzella reports.
According to the Washington Examiner, McDonnell said on a Tuesday radio program he was leaning toward having the state rely on a federally-run system for uninsured state residents to shop for coverage.
Citing that interview with Norfolk-based WNIS radio, Steve Contorno reports McDonnell is also leaning toward opting out of a Medicaid expansion covered under the Affordable Care Act until more reforms are implemented.