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Are any of the state-run Obamacare exchanges still functioning?

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posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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With all the talk about insurance companies exiting Obamacare, and some counties being left with 1 option or 0 options, I've been wondering about the exchanges.

When Obamacare was created, some states created their own healthcare exchange, and the rest opted to use the Federal exchange. Most of those state-run exchanges have since gone broke. The most recent was Minuteman Health, serving Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Back in June they announced that they were only going to offer non-Obamacare-compliant plans next year, and then just last week they were placed in receivership.

Are any of the state-run exchange still functioning? By that, I mean that they still plan to sell ACA-compliant plans next year. It's surprisingly hard to find accurate information about this. Much of the information I can find is badly outdated, including the info on the federal website (which still insists that 16 states + DC have their own exchanges). This article lists the following 17 exchanges as having gone broke:

Iowa/Nebraska, Louisiana, Nevada, New York, Kentucky/West Virginia, Tennessee, Colorado, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Arizona, Michigan, Ohio, Connecticut, Oregon (again), Illinois, and New Jersey. And you add Massachusetts/New Hampshire.




posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 02:45 PM
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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
Are any of the state-run Obamacare exchanges still functioning?


Just barely.




posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 06:15 PM
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According to this site there are 11 state exchanges, 5 state exchanges that utilize the federal website, 16 federally facilitated states that are run on the state level and 18 states that are operated entirely by the federal government.

So, yes, they're all still functioning but are under threat from the Trump administration;


Wadleigh said insurers feel threatened by the Trump administration’s refusal to commit long-term to making billions in key payments to companies that sell plans on Obamacare exchanges. The cost-sharing reduction payments offset the expense to insurers to sell plans with reduced deductibles and copays to low-income customers.


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If Trump decides to stop supplemental payments then the exchanges will collapse.



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 06:26 PM
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But they redline by County.





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