Repeal Ripples: 5 Insurance Exchange Chiefs Contemplate An Uncertain Future

Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, speaks during an enrollment event in Grand Park, in front of Los Angeles City Hall, on Nov. 14.

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Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, speaks during an enrollment event in Grand Park, in front of Los Angeles City Hall, on Nov. 14.

Gary Friedman/LA Times via Getty Images

With open enrollment season for buying health coverage under the Affordable Care Act ending Tuesday, it seemed like an apt time to talk with folks in charge of some of the state insurance marketplaces created by the federal health law.

It’s the third year these marketplaces, also called exchanges, have been running. The marketplaces are the go-to option for people under 65 who don’t get health insurance through work or qualify for Medicaid.

This time around, there’s a last-minute wrinkle: The Trump administration has halted advertising and outreach for HealthCare.gov, the federally run exchange, in the last week of enrollment, when sign-ups typically surge.

But the states

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/01/27/511481626/repeal-ripples-5-insurance-exchange-chiefs-contemplate-an-uncertain-future?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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