A look at the federal health care law in Iowa

The Associated Press
June 28, 2012

Here is a look at where Iowa stands on implementing President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul, which the Supreme Court ruled Thursday can go forward:

NUMBER OF UNINSURED: 366,000 Iowa residents are uninsured, or about 12 percent.

WHERE THE STATE STANDS: The state does not have a law establishing an online health insurance exchange, but Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has said Iowa would create a state-based exchange if the law were upheld. The Republican House Majority leader says the state already has enacted several pieces of the health care law, including a website that helps Iowans find insurance, but the state has yet to comply with other federal requirements.