State run insurance exchanges face current and future financial struggle

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Lower enrollment and higher costs are causing disappointment for some of the marketplaces. Many of the state run insurance exchanges are facing some disappointing results after their first year and a half in fully operational existence, after lower than expected enrollment and high costs have led them to face a number of challenges. The issues being faced could lead these insurance marketplaces to make considerable changes. Among those changes may be that they will hand the control over the insurance exchanges to the federal government. It has also been suggested…

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Health care reform continues for states with insurance exchange disasters

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The government has just expanded its assistance for purchasing insurance to provide Americans with more help. The deadline is now less than a month away, and as Americans scramble to make their last minute insurance purchases in order to comply with the health care reform, the Obama administration has bent a few of the rules to help to ensure that people won’t be left without coverage due to struggles with some of the state run exchanges. Residents of states where the insurance exchanges have never been made to work properly…

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Health insurance exchange in California to be the largest in the country

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The Golden State is getting ready to provide the largest marketplace in the United States. California is steaming ahead with its plans for implementing its health insurance exchange, which is going to be an important accomplishment in the country simply because it is set to be the largest marketplace among all of the states. This particular exchange is among those that will be state run, which will also be notable due to its size. Though California has claimed that it was the first to begin its health insurance marketplace, there…

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Health insurance exchange in California now under construction

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The Golden State is now working on the first of the marketplaces in the country. An industry expert in California has said that it will be interesting to watch how the state works on developing the first health insurance exchange in the country and then implements it for use by its residents and small businesses. California has now received its federal government funding in order to implement the marketplace. In fact, the state is now the recipient of $674 million federal dollars for the implementation of its health insurance exchange.…

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Health insurance exchange in Idaho will be state run

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The governor has decided that the online coverage marketplace will be established and operated by the state. Butch Otter, the Governor of Idaho, has announced that he has opted for a health insurance exchange that will be created and run by the state, under the terms of the healthcare law reforms from President Obama. At the same time, the governor did say that it will increase the government and cost cutting will be minimal. Idaho was among a number of states under Republican leadership that chose to hold off before…

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Health care reform in Maryland receive federal grant of $123 million

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The state will be given the funds to begin its insurance exchange. Maryland will be receiving $123 million in funds from the federal government in order to create and establish its insurance exchange as per the health care reform requriements that were made by President Obama. Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown made this announcement regarding the exchange and its website. The state will make its exchange available online at what is now called the Maryland Health Connection, which is available at MarylandHealthConnection.gov, a website which is expected to be completely functional…

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Health insurance analysts claim more guidance needed before insurance exchanges can take root in Nebraska

Despite assistance from the federal government, many states remain torn on what to do about health insurance exchanges. In Nebraska, legislators are currently weighing their options. The burden of unanswered questions and vague concepts of federal regulations have slowed the states progress toward an exchange. Nebraska has turned to insurance analysts for aid, but was met with disappointment after analysts told legislators that more guidance from the federal government was needed before any move on an exchange could be made. In light of this news, the state is confronted with…

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