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Report looks at state efforts to establish insurance exchanges

November 30, 2012

The Kaiser Family Foundation has issued an updated report on state decisions and efforts to establish health insurance exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. To date, 18 states have indicated they will run their own exchanges; six have opted for a partnership exchange; 17 states will default to a federal exchange; and 10 states remain undecided, according to the report. States that choose to run their own exchanges face a Dec. 14 deadline to submit a blueprint for their exchange to the federal government, and those opting for a partnership exchange must submit a blueprint by Feb. 15, 2013.