Many State Exchanges Unprepared For Launch, As October 1 Open Date Looms

"State Exchange Report Card" Reveals Vast Disparity, New Webinar from HealthLeaders-InterStudy Examines Implications

Sep 10, 2013, 12:36 ET from HealthLeaders-InterStudy

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, the leading provider of managed care market intelligence, uses proprietary data and expert analysis to offer a unique evaluation of each state's health insurance exchange. State Exchanges, whether state- or federally-run, will open their doors to the uninsured on October 1, 2013. As every Exchange is tied to its respective state's health insurance market and no two states are alike, an objective, intuitive way to compare them has become urgent.

HealthLeaders-InterStudy's upcoming webinar, entitled "Making the Grade: A Health Exchange Report Card" discusses outliers in Readiness, Carrier Competition, Impact on the Uninsured Population, Innovation and Benchmark Plans. This webinar will take place September 30th, 2013 at 3 pm Eastern and is open to media, government, payer, provider, PBM and Pharmaceutical executives. Register for the webinar here.

"State health exchanges will open with various levels of readiness and competition," explains William Melville, Market Analyst at HealthLeaders-InterStudy. "Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have robust insurer participation despite a hands-off approach from state governments — but New Hampshire, which will partner with the federal government on its exchange, landed just one carrier. The important thing to remember at this stage is that exchanges are very volatile and subject to changes good and bad — and each of these changes will have a corresponding impact on companies doing business in the healthcare space."

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About "State Exchange Report Cards"  
How do state exchanges stack up for readiness, competition and potential to impact their markets? HealthLeaders-InterStudy will review all fifty states plus the District of Columbia on its NEW "State Exchange Report Cards."  Grades will be updated regularly as new developments occur. The "Report Cards" are part of Decision Resources Group's ongoing "Sift Through The Noise" campaign to curate the most impactful data, analysis and insights on Healthcare Reform. Download the explanatory Executive Briefing at

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