Long-term Benefits Outweighs Risks of Running an SBM, Report Finds

A growing number of reports have showed it is in states’ interests to run their own health insurance marketplace.  

Most recently, a report from the Urban Institute and the Georgetown Center on Health Insurance Reforms uncovered the primary factors driving states to switch from the HealthCare.gov platform to a full state-based marketplace (SBM). The authors of the report spoke with 22 stakeholders from Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon and Pennsylvania—all states transitioning to an SBM model—to gather evidence 

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Maine the Latest to Join the SBM Groundswell

To improve the state’s ability to fund education and outreach, Maine Governor Janet Mills submitted a letter of intent last week to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to become a state-based marketplace on the federal platform (SBM-FP).

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Report Finds Opportunities for States to Become an SBM, like Pennsylvania

On July 2, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation HB 3, which established the Pennsylvania Health Exchange Fund, a quasi-independent state agency, to launch the creation of Pennsylvania’s state-based marketplace (SBM). 

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