health exchanges


health exchanges

How Many Plans Should be Offered In the Health Exchanges?

Thursday, May 10th, 2012 - 17:46
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 17:14
According to a report from The Hill, the new state based health insurance exchanges would best serve consumers by limiting the number of health plans offered. Based on a recent analysis from the health policy journal Health Affairs, individuals purchasing insurance on the new Exchanges would find it easier to survey a smaller menu of options along the lines of the Massachusetts model.

Maryland Authorizes Health Exchange

Friday, April 6th, 2012 - 11:40
Friday, April 6, 2012 - 11:28
The Baltimore Sun reports that in spite of the Supreme Court's tepid response last week to the individual mandate, the state of Maryland continues to be at the forefront of health reform. Both chambers of the General Assembly passed a bill official authorizing an insurance marketplace for individuals and small businesses.

Reform and Implementation - State by State

Friday, February 17th, 2012 - 16:36
Friday, February 17, 2012 - 15:30
Around the country, states are attempting to craft their own policies toward health reform from health exchange infrastructure to medical loss ratios imposed on the very insurers who will offering plans within the new marketplaces. Here's a sampling of the stories from the past week: The Star Tribune reports that the Minnesota legislature reaches a compromise to lay the foundation for a Health Insurance Exchange.

Minnesota Health Exchange On Track Even Without Authorization

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 - 14:25
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 13:18
Kaiser Health News reports that Minnesota is in the process of doing much of the work of preparing its exchange without a state law in place. With divided government, led by a Democratic Governor and a Republican legislature, approval for the Health Exchange has yet to gain traction. And with federal government funding the Exchange setup, state support is less vital to the Exchanges.

Wisconsin Governor Nixes Health Exchange

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 - 17:38
Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 16:17
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports Governor Scott Walker returned $37.6 million awarded by the federal government for implementing a health information exchange.

HHS Panel Recommends a Low Cost Target for Health Plans

Friday, October 7th, 2011 - 14:53
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 14:25
In deciding the makeup of the "essential health benefits" to be offered in the health insurance exchanges, the Institute of Medicine recommends consideration of costs. On Thursday, the Institute, part of the National Academy of Sciences, submitted a report to the Department of Health and Human Services that detailed on what basis plans should be constructed that will be offered through state exchanges.