Posted by | November 16, 2012 17:40 | Filed under: Top Stories

It’s a long way from just a couple of weeks ago when Obamacare was threatened with repeal.

Friday was the original deadline for states to notify Washington if they would play a role in building new health insurance markets through which the uninsured can get coverage starting in 2014. Though the administration granted a month’s extension, most states have already made their intentions known.

As of Friday, 23 states plus Washington, D.C., were proceeding; 15 said they’d defer to the federal government to run their markets and 12 were still mulling over their options. The mostly blue group proceeding included five Republican-led states. The undecided included several states that seemed to be moving toward an active role.

By: Alan Colmes

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.