The State of State-Based Insurance Exchanges
December 14 was the deadline for states to submit blueprints for creating a state-based insurance exchange. Each exchange will offer a number of options where uninsured residents and small employers can compare various health-plan options offered by the government and independent insurance companies. The ACA requires each state to have an operational health insurance exchange by January 2014.
- View the State Refor(u)m Map displaying each state’s exchange choice, and the interactive Blueprint Chart tracking state exchange blueprints as they come in.
- The Health Reform Toolkit Series provide an in-depth look at Massachusetts’ experience and offers tips and lessons learned for states planning an insurance exchange.
- An RWJF two-page brief provides insight on what can help states create health insurance exchanges.