Governors Weigh Options On Health Insurance Exchanges

Kaiser Health News reporter Julie Appleby writes: "To partner with the federal government or not. That is the question facing many of the nation’s governors as crunch time approaches to carry out the 2010 health care law. Their decisions about whether to set up state-run online markets to offer health insurance will affect whether millions of individual consumers and small businesses shop for coverage on state or federally operated websites starting in 2014. Consumers are likely to see some differences – possibly around the number of insurers offering plans, the scope of coverage and the marketing campaigns to persuade people to enroll" (Appleby, 12/6). Read the story

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