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Created by the Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Marketplaces, also known as Exchanges, will be set up to facilitate a more organized and competitive market for buying health insurance. Marketplaces serve primarily individuals buying insurance on their own and small businesses for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Federal subsidies in the form of premium tax credits will be available to consumers meeting incomes requirements to make the coverage more affordable. Some states established their own Marketplaces. while others relied on the federal government to handle those responsibilities, with consumers shopping for coverage through HealthCare.Gov . This page highlights some key resources examining Marketplaces and provides you with the standard search result page for a site-wide search on the Marketplaces tag.
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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

State Exchange Profiles: Virginia

Updated as of July 12, 2013 Establishing the Exchange On December 14, 2012, Governor Bob McDonnell (R) informed federal officials that Virginia would not continue to plan for a state-based health insurance exchange.1 Prior to the decision, Governor McDonnell had signed HB 2434 into law declaring the state’s intent to…

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State Exchange Profiles: South Dakota

Updated as of April 19, 2013 Establishing the Exchange On September 26, 2012, Governor Dennis Daugaard (R) announced that South Dakota would not establish an exchange.1However, the state intends to maintain regulatory authority over the health insurance market and perform the plan management function for the exchange.2 The decision to have…

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State Exchange Profiles: Utah

Updated as of May 21, 2013 Establishing the Exchange After making health system reform one of the state’s top policy priorities, Utah’s former Governor Jon Huntsman (R) signed legislation in 2008 (HB 133) and 2009 (HB 188) which directed the Office of Consumer Health Services to create the Utah Health…

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State Marketplace Profiles: Hawaii

Updated as of November 6, 2013 Establishing the Marketplace On July 11, 2011, Governor Neil Abercrombie (D) signed SB 1348 into law establishing the Hawaii Health Connector, a State-based health insurance Marketplace.1 The law builds on Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act of 1975 (PHCA) which required nearly all employers to provide…

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State Exchange Profiles: Indiana

Updated as of December 13, 2012 Establishing the Exchange In November 2012, Governor-elect Mike Pence (R) announced that he would not move forward with setting up a state-based health insurance exchange when he takes office in 2013.1 During his term, Governor Mitch Daniels (R) had signed Executive Order #11-01 in…

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State Exchange Profiles: Maine

Updated as of April 2, 2013 Establishing the Exchange On November 16, 2012, Governor Paul LePage (R) wrote in a letter to federal officials that Maine would not be pursuing efforts to implement a state-based health insurance exchange.1 Legislation establishing a state-run health insurance exchange failed to pass in 2011 and…

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State Exchange Profiles: Arizona

Updated as of December 4, 2012 Establishing the Exchange  On November 28, 2012, Governor Jan Brewer (R) informed federal officials that Arizona would default to a federally-facilitated health insurance exchange.1 Prior to her decision to default, the Governor had established the Office of Health Insurance Exchange to “organize the health…

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State Exchange Profiles: South Carolina

Updated as of December 10, 2012 Establishing the Exchange On November 15, 2012, Governor Nikki Haley (R) informed federal officials South Carolina would default to a federally-operated health insurance exchange.1 This decision was largely based on findings from the South Carolina Health Planning Committee which had concluded the state cannot implement…

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State Marketplace Profiles: Kentucky

Updated as of November 11, 2013 Establishing the Marketplace On July 17, 2012, Governor Steven L. Beshear (D) issued Executive Order 587 establishing the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange (KHBE) after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA).1 In May 2013, the state announced that its online Marketplace…

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State Exchange Profiles: Wisconsin

Updated as of December 11, 2012 Establishing the Exchange  On November 16, 2012, Governor Scott Walker (R) notified federal officials that Wisconsin would default to a federally-facilitated health insurance exchange.1 After initial efforts to develop a state-based health insurance exchange, Governor Walker announced in July 2012, he would not take any action…

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