Health Insurance Exchanges: House or Senate Style?

Health insurance exchanges can potentially serve a variety of policy ends, from promoting transparency and competition among health plans, to pooling risk, to administering subsidies for those unable to afford health insurance premiums. This briefing, co-sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund, looked at how the House and Senate reform bills deal with exchanges. One major difference: the House proposal would set up a national exchange, with states having the right to opt out, while the Senate version envisions state exchanges.

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Speakers for this session:

The panel is co-moderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance For Health Care Reform and Sara Collins of The Commonwealth Fund.

Speakers include:

  • Sara Collins, Vice President of the Commonwealth Fund
  • Tim Jost, Washington and Lee University Law School
  • Jon Kingsdale, head of the Massachusetts Connector Authority
  • Philip Vogel, Connecticut Business and Industry Association

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