- Why We Need a Health Insurance Exchange, Families USA, June 2011
- Explaining Health Care Reform: Questions About Health Insurance Exchanges, Kaiser Family Foundation, April 2010
This summary explains the purpose and function of Exchanges and how they relate to regulation of the insurance market.
- Under a grant from the William Penn Foundation, PHLP is working with Community Legal Services, PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, PA Partnerships for Children, and Public Citizens for Children and Youth to assure that children fare well in Pennsylvania’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act. For more information, contact Ann Bacharach.Below are materials and information produced from the group’s collaboration.
- Principles for Development & Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Pennsylvania
- Two reports co-authored by the Pennsylvania Health Law Project with guiding principles for implementing the Affordable Care Act.
- Health Care Reform and Pennsylvania’s Children: A Status Report, Pennsylvania Partnership for Children, October 2012
- Exchanges: Top Ten Priorities for Consumer Advocates, Community Catalyst, March 2011
- Health Insurance Exchanges and the Affordable Care Act: Key Policy Issues, Commonwealth Fund, July 2010
- State Responsibilities in a Partnership Exchange, Families USA, October 2012
- Exchange Implementation: To Partner or Not to Partner?, Families USA, October 2012
- Brokers and Agents and Health Insurance Exchanges, Families USA, September 2012
- Establishing Health Insurance Exchanges: An Update on State Efforts, Kaiser Family Foundation, August 2012
This brief reviews states’ progress, examines the choices and challenges they face, and summarizes the early trends that have emerged in terms of the governance, structure and financing of the new exchanges. The law requires states to demonstrate sufficient progress towards establishing a “fully operational” exchange by January 2013.
- Ten Considerations for States in Linking Medicaid and the Health Benefit Exchanges, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, August 2011
This brief, authored by the Center for Health Care Strategies, looks at the opportunities for linkages between public and private coverage, explaining that such linkages should seek to streamline administration across programs and facilitate seamless transitions between programs for individuals. Continuity of benefits, providers and health plans is is critical to developing a smooth road map for exchanges.
- Obtaining Exchange Funding and Achieving Consumer-Friendly Outcomes: A State “To Do” List, Families USA, May 2011
This brief outlines tasks for states to address in order to obtain federal exchange establishment grants and to move forward with the implementation of consumer-friendly state exchanges by 2014. For even more information, visit: www.familiesusa.org/health-reform-central/
- Health Insurance Exchanges: A Guide to State Activities and Choices, Families USA, October 2010
This guide describes the requirements in the Affordable Care Act that all the new exchanges must meet. It also outlines activities and choices that states face as they begin to design their new health insurance exchanges, along with various issues that consumer advocates should consider as their states address them.
- Cross-Cutting Issues: State Progress in Implementing Health Insurance Exchanges: Results from 10 State Analyses, The Urban Institute, September 2012
- Easy, Efficient and Real-Time (EER): A Framework for a First-Class Health Insurance Enrollment Experience in California, The Children’s Partnership, July 2011
This framework lays out, step by step, how eligibility, enrollment, and retention should work for consumers so that California can meet the expectations of the Affordable Care Act. While developed for California, this framework can be used in any state to help stakeholders focus on the elements that matter most for consumers. It is designed to be a practical resource for decision-makers as they work to achieve our shared goal: a simple, efficient door into health care in California that works well for its consumers.