Calif. Exchange Success May Not Translate Elsewhere; 10 Insurers Reportedly Want To Join Florida Online Marketplace
News outlets report on health exchange developments in California and Florida.
Politico: Obamacare's California Dreamin'
The best news for Obamacare these days is coming out of California — but it's a best-case scenario that might not work everywhere else in the country. The state surprised many when it announced that there won’t be any big price hikes for the health plans available through its insurance exchange — the marketplace that will serve people who don't have another place to get health coverage. ... But even as advocates trumpet California, the state's aggressive promotion and implementation of Obamacare isn't the perfect comparison for other states. And some analysts say the state is playing games with the numbers to make the law look good (Nather, 5/31).
Health News Florida: 10 Insurers File For New Marketplace
Ten Florida health insurers have filed documents indicating they want to compete for shoppers on the Affordable Care Act marketplace when it opens Oct. 1, state records indicate. However, it is not clear whether all of them will follow through or receive federal approval (Gentry, 5/31).