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State Exchange Profiles: Vermont

Final update made on July 24, 2013 (no further updates will be made) Establishing the Exchange On May 26, 2011, Governor Peter Shumlin (D) signed into law HB 202, a far-reaching health reform law that puts the state on a path toward establishing a single-payer health care system.1 As…

State Exchange Profiles: Alaska

Final update made on December 4, 2012 (no further updates will be made)  Establishing the Exchange On July 17, 2012, Governor Sean Parnell (R) announced that Alaska will not create a state-run health insurance exchange, and instead will allow the federal government to operate an exchange in the state.1 While a…

State Exchange Profiles: Virginia

Final update made on July 12, 2013 (no further updates will be made) 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…

State Marketplace Profiles: Illinois

Final update made on October 15, 2013 (no further updates will be made) Establishing the Marketplace While Governor Pat Quinn (D) had considered establishing a state-based marketplace via executive order, he began moving in the direction of a state-federal partnership marketplace in July 2012.1,2 While the state has…

State Exchange Profiles: South Dakota

Final update made on April 19, 2013 (no further updates will be made)  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…

State Exchange Profiles: Utah

Final update made on May 21, 2013 (no further updates will be made)  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…

State Marketplace Profiles: Hawaii

Final update made on November 6, 2013 (no further updates will be made)  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…

State Exchange Profiles: Indiana

Final update made on December 13, 2012 (no further updates will be made)  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…

State Marketplace Profiles: Arkansas

Final update made on October 29, 2013 (no further updates will be made) Establishing the Marketplace On December 12, 2012, Governor Mike Beebe (D) informed federal officials that Arkansas would pursue a state-federal partnership health insurance Marketplace (also referred to as exchange).1 A state opting for a partnership Marketplace…

State Exchange Profiles: Maine

Final update made on April 2, 2013 (no further updates will be made)  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…