What's the Status of Each State's Health Care Exchange?
Update: As of December 14, 2012, this is how each state has decided to
Implement Their "Affordable Insurance Exchanges."
Now that the Supreme Court has determined that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional, many states are in the midst of establishing exchanges through which individuals and small businesses with up to 50 full-time employees will be able to purchase health insurance. Federal law mandates that these exchanges must be certified and operational by Jan. 1, 2014.
A total of 34 states, and the District of Columbia, have either already established an exchange (Calif., Colo., Conn., D.C., Hawaii, Ky., Md., Mass., Nev., N.Y., Ore., R.I., Utah, Vt., Wash., W.Va.), are planning to create an exchange in partnership with the federal government (Ark., Del., Ill.) or are studying their options (Ala., Ariz., Idaho, Ind., Iowa, Mich., Minn., Miss., Mont., Neb., N.J., N.M., N.C., Pa., Tenn., Va.).
Of the remaining 16 states, eight have taken no significant activity toward creating an exchange (Ga., Kan., Mo., N.D., Ohio, Okla., Wis., Wyo.), while eight other states have already decided not to create an exchange (Alaska, Fla., La., Maine, N.H., S.C., S.D., Texas), in which case theirs will be managed by the federal government.