Stuart Gerson, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices, in the Washington, DC, office, was quoted in an article titled "State Laggards Face Health Exchange Dilemma." (Click to read the full version — subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold the nation's landmark health care law leaves leaders in states like Florida and Missouri, which haven't moved to implement its provisions, with a decision: rush to carry out health benefits exchanges or continue to fight the law on the political front.

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, each state must set up a health insurance marketplace, or exchange, so that — as the theory behind the law goes — individuals shopping for coverage can save time and money and better understand their options. ?...

"I don't think the administration is going to want to roil the waters," Washington-based Epstein Becker Green health care partner Stuart M. Gerson said. "There's tremendous pressure in the states and it would be a mistake for the administration to be heavy-handed."

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