Too big to stop? Obama’s overhaul lumbers on

Posted: February 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press Wed Feb 2, 11:58 am ET

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s health care law has too much momentum for one judge to stop it.

Most insurers, hospital executives and state officials expect they’ll keep carrying out the overhaul even after a federal judge cast its fate in doubt by declaring it unconstitutional.

“It’s still the law of the land,” said William Hoagland, vice president for public policy at health insurer Cigna. “We’ll continue to proceed with its requirements, and (the ruling) will not slow that down. We have no other choice until this thing is resolved one way or the other.” Insurers spent millions to block passage of the law.

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