Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report - 02/06/2019

Delaware, Rhode Island Recommend Reinsurance, State-Level Mandates

By Amy Lotven
February 4, 2019 at 6:28 PM
Two small Northeastern states are the latest to explore state-level reinsurance programs and individual mandates to help stabilize their individual insurance markets. Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (D) included both policies in her recent budget proposal, and in Delaware a legislatively required study on ways to lower health insurance costs , including by allowing all residents to buy into Medicaid or the state’s employee group plan, preliminarily recommended the state establish a traditional reinsurance program that could be funded by...

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