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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…

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…

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…

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…

Summary of the Affordable Care Act

This document summarizes the comprehensive 2010 health reform law, often called the Affordable Care Act or ACA, including changes made to it by subsequent legislation, with a focus on provisions to expand coverage, control costs, and improve delivery systems.

Side-by-Side Comparison of Major Health Care Reform Proposals

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and a week later, signed into law the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, which made some changes to the comprehensive health reform law. Summary of Final Health Care Reform Law (.pdf)…

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: March 2013

Three years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the March 2013 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that a majority of Americans are unsure how the law will impact them, and few are paying attention to the details of state-level decisions about implementation.