Status Of State Health Insurance Exchanges
Governors and other state officials, across the states, are deciding whether their state will establish a Health Insurance Exchange. The Department of Health and Human Services has given States until Friday November 16, 2012 to decide. We have been following this issue closely and here’s the status of the states as best as we can tell.
States NOT establishing a State Exchange (17):
Undecided States (15):
States plan to establish a State Exchange (18):
Created from information Kaiser Health News’ Exchange map>/a> and reports from PoliticoPro Health and other news sources.
FL: We have not removed Florida yet despite comments made by Gov. Scott that seem to indicate he may change his mind. PoliticoPro reports that the CATO Institute and Freedom Works received multiple assurances that Gov. Scott hasn’t changed his position “one iota.”)
NH: New Hampshire’s new governor may attempt to move towards establishing an exchange but we have left it in the “No state Exchange” category based on past legislation signed by the governor that blocked the Exchange. See http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/new-hampshires-democratic-governor-signs-gop-bill-blocking-obamacare-exchange/ .
MO: Missourians passed a referendum this month that prohibits its governor [who supports a state exchange] from acting unilaterally
WV: West Virginia is expected to announce 11/15/2012 that it will NOT establish a state exchange;