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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The California Endowment and the Kaiser Family Foundation Release “Health Reform Hits Main Street” Animation in Spanish

Health Reform Explained – En Español  MENLO PARK, Calif. (January 12, 2012) – Today, The California Endowment and the Kaiser Family Foundation are releasing a Spanish-language version of “Health Reform Hits Main Street,” the popular animation that explains the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Written and produced by…

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December Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Public Again Divided on ACA, Independents Polarized, and Exchanges Widely Popular

According to the December Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, the October downturn in the share of Americans with a favorable view of the health reform law has been fully reversed in December and overall opinion on the law returned to the roughly even split seen for most of 2011. Forty-three percent…

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State Marketplace Profiles: New Hampshire

Final update made on November 1, 2013 (no further updates will be made) Establishing the Marketplace On June 18, 2012, Governor John Lynch (D) signed HB 1297 into law, which prohibits the state from participating in or enabling a state-based health insurance Marketplace. However, HB 1297 allows for state agencies…

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State Marketplace Profiles: Michigan

Final update made on November 26, 2013 (no further updates will be made) Establishing the Marketplace While Governor Rick Snyder (R) supports the creation of a State-based Marketplace, he acknowledged on November 16, 2012, that without authorizing legislation, he would plan for a State-federal Partnership Marketplace.1 The state began moving…

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State Marketplace Profiles: New York

Final update made on September 30, 2013 (no further updates will be made) Establishing the Marketplace After the New York State legislature failed to pass exchange legislation, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed Executive Order 42 on April 12, 2012, to establish the New York Health Benefit Exchange.1 In August…

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State Marketplace Profiles: Colorado

Final update made on November 8, 2013 (no further updates will be made)  Establishing the Marketplace On June 1, 2011, Governor John Hickenlooper (D) signed SB 11-200 into law, establishing the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange.1 In January 2013, the Exchange announced that the online Marketplace would be called Connect for…

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State Exchange Profiles: New Jersey

Final update made on December 10, 2012 (no further updates will be made) Establishing the Exchange  On December 7, 2012, Governor Chris Christie (R) vetoed A 3186/S 2135, which would have established a health insurance exchange within the Department of Banking and Insurance and announced that the state would default…

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State Exchange Profiles: North Carolina

Final update made on February 12, 2013 (no further updates will be made)  Establishing the Exchange On November 15, 2012, Governor Beverly Perdue (D) declared the state’s intent to establish a state-federal partnership health insurance exchange.1 However, on February 12, 2013, newly-elected Governor Pat McCrory (R) issued a statement indicating that…

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State Exchange Profiles: Vermont

Final update made on July 24, 2013 (no further updates will be made) Establishing the Exchange On May 26, 2011, Governor Peter Shumlin (D) signed into law HB 202, a far-reaching health reform law that puts the state on a path toward establishing a single-payer health care system.1 As…

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State Marketplace Profiles: Hawaii

Final update made on November 6, 2013 (no further updates will be made)  Establishing the Marketplace On July 11, 2011, Governor Neil Abercrombie (D) signed SB 1348 into law establishing the Hawaii Health Connector, a State-based health insurance Marketplace.1 The law builds on Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act of 1975…

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