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Volume 8, Number 24
June 16, 2011


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Built To Fail: Health Insurance Exchanges Under The Affordable Care Act

Stephen T. Parente, Ph.D., Paul Howard, Ph.D., Kaiser Health News, 6-16-11

The House of Representatives voted last month to repeal funding for the state health-insurance exchanges, which are required under President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The House GOP's vote reflects a grassroots revolt: Republican governors and legislatures from New Mexico to Georgia have also moved to kill or stall legislation establishing exchanges. A better approach might be to rally around the original tenets of the health exchange model.
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SPOTLIGHT

Built To Fail: Health Insurance Exchanges Under The Affordable Care Act

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Paul Howard and Stephen Parente discuss their op-ed, "Built To Fail: Health Insurance Exchanges Under The Affordable Care Act", and how a national health-insurance exchange was originally a conservative idea supported by the Heritage Foundation, among others. Howard and Parente suggest compromise on the part of the GOP and others to see real healthcare reform.

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". . .letting the states get waivers to essentially build their own exchanges and really decide on their own what's the best way to make this work operationally to hit the spirit of the intention of having a clearinghouse for these insurance products might be a better way to go. And maybe with some of the other precedents already set for granting waivers in the law, a practical way to go that may not raise as many eyebrows as it would have, say a year ago."- Stephen Parente

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