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State exchanges may turn to feds, other states to run their marketplaces

Struggling with high costs and lower-than-expected enrollment, state-based health insurance exchanges increasingly consider turning over their operations to the feds or partnering with other states.

Maryland exchange to get $45M from contractor

The company primarily responsible for operating Maryland's health insurance exchange has agreed to repay the state and federal government $45 million to settle claims that it mishandled its duties, the Maryland attorney general's office announced Tuesday.

Funding cuts hamper states' efforts to help customers navigate health insurance exchanges

Despite the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, funding cuts have led some states to reduce their efforts to help people sign up for health insurance through either federal or state-based exchanges.

4 options for states if Supreme Court rules subsidies are illegal

If the U.S. Supreme Court determines in the  King v. Burwell  case that the federal subsidies are illegal, there are still options available for the 34 states that rely on the federal insurance exchange, former senior officials from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services write in a new analysis.

Healthcare.gov better at retaining enrollees than state-run exchanges

Federally-operated health insurance exchanges retained more enrollees from 2014 than state-run exchanges, while also signing up a higher percentage of new consumers this year compared to state-run marketplaces, according to a new analysis from Avalere Health.

How will states pay to operate exchanges?

At least 15 states will continue operating their own health insurance exchange with no assistance from the federal government. Those state leaders, however, must determine how to fund their marketplaces.

Is HealthCare.gov poised to become the only exchange?

It's possible that HealthCare.gov will become the only exchange in the country--more than half of the states use the federal exchange while others are likely to opt in soon, reported Politico.

Oregon makes the switch to HealthCare.gov

Oregon is now the first state to completely replace its health insurance exchange by switching to the federal version.

Uninsured drops three-fold in ACA-friendly states

States expanding Medicaid while also operating their own health insurance exchanges experienced a larger drop in the uninsured rate compared to states that ignored these Affordable Care Act measures, a new Gallup poll shows.

Exchange enrollment: Tips from state marketplaces

As state officials work to improve the process for next year's open enrollment period, Connect for Health Chief Operating Officer Lindy Hinman highlighted some of the state-based exchange's best practices for enrolling consumers, USA Today reported.