State-Run Health Insurance Exchanges May Survive Supreme Court Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hand down its opinion regarding the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Their ruling on the constitutionality of requiring every American to purchase health insurance may affect how health reform moves forward.

But one thing the ruling will not significantly alter, in all likelihood, is the development of state-run health insurance exchanges.

Here are five things to know about state-run health insurance exchanges. Insurance-Exchanges-2724569-1.html?utm_source=editorial&utm_ medium=email&utm_campaign=Voluntary_inBrief_010411_051412

Editor’s Note: Private health insurance exchanges will compete with government sponsored exchanges.