Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the states that refuse to expand Medicaid under Obamacare could see hospitals close. Malloy spoke on Tuesday at a liberal think tank in Washington D.C. Twenty six states hadn't expanded Medicaid as of the end of March.
President Barack Obama speaks about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Bowing to pressure, President Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law.
Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi says President Obama is not trying to force state commissioners to follow his suggestion that they allow insurers to extend existing plans that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act.
Leonardi was one of several state commissioners from around the country who met with the President in the Oval Office on Wednesday.