What We're Reading at REACH

June 27, 2013  |  Foundation News

Feature:  What We’re Reading at REACH

In our work, we come across a number of news items and reports related to the REACH Foundation’s funding priorities and strategic goals. “What we’re reading at REACH” is a collection of links to noteworthy articles that have caught our attention.

Beginning October 1, 2013, consumers will be able to purchase health insurance coverage that will go into effect in 2014 using the health insurance marketplace, a web-based tool that will allow individuals to comparison shop for health insurance coverage plans. Seventeen states will operate their own health insurance exchanges. The federal government will be involved in administering exchanges in 33 states, including for Kansas and Missouri. 

There are a number of articles and reports on the coming of the marketplace, and the role of navigators and other assistors.

Evolving Dynamics of Health Insurance Exchange Implementation, The Commonwealth Fund, June 19, 2013

Navigators Will Play Key Role as Marketplace Launch Nears, Kaiser Health News, June 27, 2013

Getting the Word Out About Obamacare, KHI News, June 24, 2013

Officials Prepare for the “Biggest Open-Enrollment Season We’ve Ever Seen,” Kaiser Health News, June 23, 2013