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Heritage Report: Funding State Health Exchanges

Posted by Caleb Garrett on

The Heritage Foundation, a private research and education institute based in Washington, D.C., has released a new Web Memorandum that examines funding options for state health insurance exchanges. The memorandum, listed as Web Memo Number 1573 and authored by Greg D'Angelo and Edmund Haislmaier, was released July 30, 2007.

In "State Health Reform: How to Fund a Statewide Health Insurance Exchange," D'Angelo and Haislmaier explain that a health insurance exchange "…performs the administrative functions associated with individuals choosing and paying for health insurance within the context of employer-sponsored coverage…." This mechanism allows individuals to get health insurance under federal laws …