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Fact Sheet
April 2012

Key Issues in the Final and Interim Final Rules on Establishing Exchanges and Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act

The final rule on exchanges includes strengthened standards for many exchange functions, including:

  • the initial open enrollment period
  • navigator programs
  • exchange governing boards
  • stand-alone dental plans

The final and interim final Medicaid and exchange rules include consumer protections to promote a seamless eligibility determination process, such as:

  • safeguarding information
  • requesting only necessary information from applicants
  • requesting information from applicants only one time

The brief includes lists of issues advocates may want to address in comments.