The Launch of the Affordable Care Act in Eight States: Reforming Insurance Markets and Protecting Consumers

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The Launch of the Affordable Care Act in Eight States: Reforming Insurance Markets and Protecting Consumers

Abstract

States, whether or not they have decided to operate their own health insurance marketplaces, must navigate rapidly changing health insurance markets in which the ACAs reforms are affecting insurers, businesses, and consumers. Under the ACA, states are primarily responsible for implementing significant insurance reforms that went into effect on January 1, 2014. This paper explores the responses of eight states to the ACAs new rules and the creation of the new health insurance marketplaces.

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