Issue Brief
December 2010

What to Consider as Your State Designs Its Marketplace

This collection identifies what your state needs to know about designing its statewide health insurance exchange (also known as a marketplace). Learn what issues to advocate for in the exchange implementation process. Eventually, you can use the benchmarks outlined in this collection to assess the design of your state's exchange to see how well it meets the goal of providing a consumer-friendly marketplace for health insurance.

Advocates, legislators, journalists, and consumers alike can use these pieces to understand the requirements in the Affordable Care Act for each state's exchange. The series also delves into the decisions states face as they design their new health insurance exchanges. See what implementation issues your state should consider throughout the process and how you can help.