Health Exchange Progress Pending In Some States … Along With Court Decision
Meanwhile, implementation issues related to health exchanges, such as the importance of a state's insurance market, are emerging. Also, a model for exchange development has been unveiled.
Kaiser Health News: Health Insurance Exchanges In Many States Held Up By Uncertainty About Supreme Court
Illinois might seem the least likely place for the health law to get sidelined. It's a state with a Democratic governor and solid Democratic majorities in both houses of the legislature. It's also the political base of President Barack Obama, who championed the legislation in the face of furious opposition (Moore, 6/10).
Politico: With Health Exchanges, A State's Size Matters
A lot of states will find out later this year if they’re going to have to depend on the Department of Health and Human Services to start up their health insurance exchange. Delaware won't have to wait that long. The small mid-Atlantic state already knows it needs to partner with HHS to build its exchange -- not because it has been dragging its feet or because its lawmakers oppose the national health law (Millman, 6/10).
CQ HealthBeat: On Exchanges: Model Unveiled By States, Foundations
A model that states could use to create their own health insurance exchanges was unveiled on Friday by the states that took part in developing it, the Silicon Valley company that did the design and the foundations that financed the project. Called Enroll UX 2014, the goal of the project was to "develop a first-class user experience for state and federal health insurance exchanges," says the project website. Its emergence appeared to be a sign that even in states where there’s political resistance to the implementation of the health care law, there is some level of bureaucratic interest in how the new marketplaces for health insurance sales would function (Norman, 6/8).