Families USA Health Action conference call - don't miss it

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Under the Affordable Care Act, states can choose to run their own exchange, to have the federal government run their exchange for them, or to have a partnership exchange in which the state operates some select functions within a federally facilitated exchange (FFE). And, as you know, we are quickly approaching the November 16 deadline when state officials must tell HHS which type of health insurance exchange they will have in 2014.  

Many states that are unlikely to have a state-based exchange in 2014 are now weighing whether a partnership exchange would be the best option for consumers and small businesses. A partnership exchange gives a state the opportunity to perform plan management, in-person consumer assistance, or both, within a federally facilitated exchange. 

If this is something your state is grappling with, or if you are interested in finding out more about partnership exchange options, please join Families USA Friday, October 19, 2012, at 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET, for their next Health Action conference call. They will discuss the details of the partnership exchange option and how you can weigh in on the decision making process.

The call will be led by Claire McAndrew of Families USA. She will give an overview of the partnership exchange option as well as ways to weigh in on the process to make sure a decision is made in the best interest of the consumers and small businesses in your state. Also on the call will Ryan Sullivan of Michigan Consumers for Healthcare (MCH) who will talk about Michigan’s process for considering a partnership exchange and their organization’s plans to be involved in the process.

If you would like to know more about partnership exchanges, check out Families USA new issue briefs, State Responsibilities in a Partnership Exchange and  Exchange Implementation: To Partner or Not to Partner?

 Time is running out for states to make this very important decision, so now’s the time to weigh in. Please join the call on Friday, October 19, for this important discussion and help make sure your state’s exchange is the best that it can be!

As always, these calls are closed to the media.

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