The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) could end up creating 4 rather different health insurance exchange programs.
Patrick Howard, Gregory Scott and Dhan Shapurji — consultants at Deloitte, New York — discussed that possibility in San Francisco, at a session at a meeting organized by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Washington.
AHIP has been holding its Institute 2011 annual meeting there this week, and it also has presented separate but related meetings focusing on compliance and health insurance exchanges.
Some states, such as Florida, have been experimenting with small group or individual health insurance exchanges for years, and Utah and Massachusetts have been using exchanges to try to help individuals get easier access to coverage.
Exchange provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) call for all states to have exchanges by 2014.