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Funding for Health Insurance Exchanges - Just One Step Toward Better Care

Ray Fabius imageHealth Insurance Exchanges are an important next step required under the ACA. These virtual marketplaces will provide individuals an opportunity to "shop" for the best coverage for their dollar spent. Theoretically, enough buyers will purchase policies through these exchanges that price competition will prevail and health insurance for individuals will be more affordable than it is today.

With affordable options, the individual mandate requiring coverage, and the expansion of Medicaid for low wage earners, our country can approach near universal access to healthcare. Next we must create a health care system with a strong primary care base to support this transition in coverage. The promise of care improvement and care efficiencies is based not only on coverage of all but also timely access to care.

Ray Fabius MD
Chief Medical Officer
Categories: Health Plan