Map of State Exchanges Final. The final map of 2014 State Exchanges or health insurance marketplaces are now in.
States have had the option of either using Federal Grants to establish their own Exchanges or letting the Federal run their State’s Exchange. There is even a middle version, a Partnership Exchange Program. Under this arrangement, the State might oversee the selection and management of health plans and assisting people with enrollment. The federal government would have primary responsibility for the remaining marketplace operations, including managing the marketplace, their websites and call centers, accepting applications, and determining eligibility for premium subsidies.
Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have received conditional approval from HHS to operate a state-run marketplace in 2014. These states are: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.
This map is very close to last years blog we posted Map of State Exchanges Status May 2012 . For the most part this goes by partisan lines with majority of Federally Run State Exchanges located in GOP Governor States. An example of this is highlighted in our blog on NJ Exchange Chrstie Rejects State Exchange.
It is vital that as many uninsured’s get health coverage. Nationally approximately 30 million people are expected to gain coverage with 600,000 in States like NY.
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