State's health insurance exchange is in the works
Understanding health insurance is not always easy and the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) enacted in March of 2010 doesn't make it any easier.
It's the most sweeping reform to the American health care system since 1965's Medicare and Medicaid programs and its passage prompted a lawsuit which was decided just weeks ago by the U. S. Supreme Court in a split decision that upheld its constitutionality.
One piece of the massive puzzle is the federal mandate for the creation of state-based health insurance exchanges similar to the "Connector" program already in place in Massachusetts. These exchanges are a set of state-regulated and standardized health care plans from which individuals and small businesses can purchase health insurance and may be eligible for ...