A pair of Senate Republicans have come up with a new way to draw attention to public exchange failures.
The lawmakers, Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, have introduced the “State Exchange Accountability Act.”
The bill, which didn’t have a number at press time, would require states that give up on efforts to develop state-based Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchanges to pay federal grants back to the government over a 10-year period.
Officials in states such as Maryland and Oregon already have decided to cancel exchange website projects and shift to HealthCare.gov in 2015.