Status Check: How Are State-Run Health Exchanges Holding Up?
KHN examines the growing pains being experienced in certain states that are running their own online insurance marketplaces. Meanwhile, the Seattle Times offers an update in action from Washington.
Kaiser Health News:
Growing Pains For State Obamacare Exchanges
The states that set up their own insurance marketplaces have nothing to lose in King V. Burwell, the big Supreme Court case that will be decided by the end of June. But that doesn’t mean those states are breathing easy. With varying degrees of difficulty, all of the state-based exchanges are struggling to figure out how to become financially self-sufficient as the spigot of federal start-up money shuts off. Here are dispatches from Minnesota, Colorado and Connecticut on this tricky transition. (6/4)
The Seattle Times:
More Employers Using State's Health-Insurance Exchange
More than 100 small businesses in Washington are covering their workers through the state’s health-insurance exchange, officials announced Thursday. And beginning in November, the Washington Healthplanfinder Business exchange will expand its reach to include employers with up to 100 workers, growing beyond its current market covering businesses with 1 to 50 workers. (Stiffler, 6/4)