State Activity On Health Exchanges Continues
In Connecticut, the board overseeing the development of the state's exchange is already under fire from consumer advocates. Meanwhile, in Kansas, representatives from the health industry are actively involved in the planning processes.
The Connecticut Mirror: Advocates See Few Consumer Voices On Health Exchange
Its first meeting isn't until Monday, and its membership was not officially confirmed until Wednesday night. But already the board overseeing the state's health insurance exchange is under fire from consumer advocates, who see it as too heavily weighted toward the insurance industry (Levin Becker, 8/25).
Kansas Health Institute News: Effort To Educate Public And Lawmakers On Insurance Exchange Will Advance
About 60 movers and shakers from the health care and insurance industries met today and agreed to go forward with their planning for a Kansas health insurance exchange. Made clear before the meeting ended was their general disappointment in Gov. Sam Brownback's recent decision to reject a $31.5 million federal grant to help develop the exchange (Shields, 8/24).