Issue Brief: Insurance Exchange Will Provide Many Kansas Consumers With New Options
In 2014, the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate will require nearly all U.S. citizens to have health insurance. The health reform law also requires each state to have an online marketplace known as a health insurance exchange where people can obtain insurance.
This new issue brief — the eighth in a series focusing on health reform — examines which Kansans would be most likely to use a health insurance exchange.
Key findings of the brief include:
• More than 500,000 Kansans would have some reason to consider using the health insurance exchange to obtain coverage, though some are more likely to use it than others.
• About 1.7 million Kansans are likely to continue with the coverage they have now.
• The exchange will provide small employers and their workers with more options.
• The exchange will serve as a gateway for determining eligibility for federal tax credits as well as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
KHI Briefs on Health Reform
→ Health Reform Brief: With or Without Expansion, the Affordable Care Act Means Changes for Kansas Medicaid
→ The Impact of Health Reform on Insurance Benefits and Mandates in Kansas
→ A Health Insurance Exchange in Kansas? Decisions and Deadlines Ahead for State Leaders
→ Affordable Care Act's Expansion of Medicaid Expected to Boost Kansas Enrollment
→ Medicare Changes Include Care Coordination and Prescription Drug Costs
→ What the Affordable Care Act Could Mean for Kansas Employers and Health Insurance
→ What the Supreme Court Ruling on Health Reform May Mean for Kansans
→ ACA Medicaid Expansion: Enrollment and Cost Estimates for Kansas Policymakers
→ Insurance Exchange Will Provide Many Kansas Consumers With New Options
→ Affordable Care Act Will Increase Coverage, Demand for Mental Health Services
→ Kansans Share Thoughts on Health Care System and Affordable Care Act
→ Resource document: Terms and definitions