New Report Examines Early Indications of Insurer Participation and Competition in Health Insurance Exchanges

One of the key goals of the Affordable Care Act is to make health insurance coverage more affordable and consumer-friendly by managing competition among health insurers through the creation of health insurance exchanges. A new report from researchers at the Urban Institute and CHIR released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explores state actions to encourage or require participation on exchanges, and early indications of the level of competition among health insurers. Kevin Lucia highlights some of the findings from the report. Continue reading

State of the States: Minnesota, New Mexico, and Virginia

On August 9, 2012, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released three new reports prepared by the Urban Institute and CHIR on Minnesota, New Mexico, and Virginia as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Implementation—Monitoring and Tracking series. The reports include detailed case studies on the implementation of health reform in each state and are part of a broader series of reports on ACA implementation in 10 key states. Continue reading