Where the state health benefit exchanges stand at beginning of 2012
As to be expected from the Kaiser Family Foundation, the organization has prepared a thorough and excellent report on the status of state health benefit exchanges two years before the deadline established in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) for the exchanges to open for business.
Political uncertainty related to the pending U.S Supreme Court decision this year on the constitutionality of a keystone component of the PPACA — the requirement that all Americans be covered by or purchase some form of health insurance including from state benefit exchanges — has some states sitting on the sidelines. Other states are operating on the assumption the PPACA is good law until the Supreme Court rules otherwise and are attending to the complexities of getting their exchanges ready for business come January 2014.
Click here for the Kaiser Family Foundation report.