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The implementation of health insurance exchanges: a comparative analysis between states

Washburn, Brian (2015) The implementation of health insurance exchanges: a comparative analysis between states. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed in 2010, has direct relevance to the field of Public Health through the expansion of Medicaid and the creation of health insurance coverage that will result in adjustments in the accessibility of clinical services. Indeed, many individuals will now be able to receive healthcare that was once unaffordable. In the first enrollment period of 2013-14, over eight million individuals enrolled in a health care plan either through the marketplace established by their respective state or the federal government. The purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to provide choice and competition in the private insurance market. Whether this is actually occurring is the premise of this essay. By comparing the experience of two states that adopted their own health insurance exchange and two states that opted instead for a federal government-run marketplace, some evidence is provided to address whether the ACA has created an efficient and cost-effective strategy to deliver affordable health insurance to those in need.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Washburn, Brian
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairRohrer, Wesleywmrun@pitt.eduWMRUNUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberSamler, Ann-Margaretann.m.samler@gmail.comUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: April 2015
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 16:19
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 12:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/25033

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