Capsules: With A Nod To Billy Joel, N.Y. Brands Obamacare Marketplace; GOP Gov Extols Exchange 'Run By Idahoans For Idahoans'

Now on Kaiser Health News’ blog, Phil Galewitz reports on how New York state is branding its health exchange: "New York is the latest state attempting to brand the new marketplaces. The marketplaces, one of the key ways the health care law extends coverage to the uninsured, open for enrollment Oct. 1, selling policies that will take effect Jan. 1. New York exchange officials announced last month that average premiums sold on the exchange would be about half the price they are today for individuals who buy their own insurance" (Galewitz, 8/20).

Also on Capsules, Galewitz reports on the latest regarding Idaho’s health insurance marketplace: "Idaho is the only state under complete Republican control that is running its own marketplace, also called an exchange. ‘I wanted the state to do this so we could fashion it to what we needed in Idaho, rather than deal with a multi-state federal system,’ Otter said at a press conference in the capitol in Boise" (Galewitz, 8/20). Check out what else is on the blog.

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