More than one-third of states have taken steps toward creating health insurance exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a report released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Thirteen states have passed laws to establish exchanges, others have passed legislation to investigate whether or how to establish an exchange, and two states had exchanges before 2011.
The ACA requires states to establish exchanges to facilitate the purchase of qualified health plans in the individual and small group markets beginning in 2014, and to demonstrate sufficient progress toward an exchange by 2013. The report was released at a KFF briefing with the Bipartisan Policy Center and University of Virginia’s Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, which included panel discussions of the issue with federal and state officials.
The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions also released a report identifying four potential models for insurance exchanges.
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