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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: Kansas

Updated as of March 21, 2013 Establishing the Exchange After placing health insurance exchange planning on hold until after the November elections, Governor Sam Brownback (R) announced on November 9, 2012, Kansas would default to a federally-facilitated exchange.1,2 With the initial endorsement of the Governor in 2011, Kansas Insurance Commissioner…

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State Marketplace Profiles: New York

Updated as of September 30, 2013 Establishing the Marketplace After the New York State legislature failed to pass exchange legislation, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed Executive Order 42 on April 12, 2012, to establish the New York Health Benefit Exchange.1 In August 2013, the state announced that the online…

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State Exchange Profiles: Louisiana

Updated as of December 13, 2012 Establishing the Exchange Governor Bobby Jindal (R) announced that Louisiana will not pursue the establishment of a state-based health insurance exchange and instead will allow the federal government to operate an exchange in the state.1 While a bill establishing an exchange was introduced in the…

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State Marketplace Profiles: Colorado

Updated as of November 8, 2013 Establishing the Marketplace On June 1, 2011, Governor John Hickenlooper (D) signed SB 11-200 into law, establishing the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange.1 In January 2013, the Exchange announced that the online Marketplace would be called Connect for Health Colorado (C4HCO). Structure: The legislation defines Colorado’s…

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State Exchange Profiles: Vermont

Updated as of July 24, 2013 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 an interim step, the law created the…

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State Exchange Profiles: Alaska

Updated as of December 4, 2012 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 bill establishing an exchange was introduced in…

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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 Marketplace Profiles: Illinois

Updated as of October 15, 2013 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 established a Partnership Marketplace, the administration still…

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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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