State Health Marketplaces Avoiding Federal Pitfalls
Although some states have experienced minor glitches, most of the state-run websites offering insurance coverage appear to be managing much more effectively than their federal counterpart. Of the 16 states that elected to stand up and run their own health insurance marketplaces, California, Connecticut, Kentucky, and Washington in particular are standing out as particularly exemplary.
Demand for information has exceeded expectations. “Enrollments are slower than desired,” said Angela Sherwin, program director of the Executive Master of Health Leadership program at Brown University, “But states with their own exchanges are running more smoothly in general than the fed.”