Funding Disparities Driving Lower Awareness of New Coverage Options in States with Federally Run Marketplaces

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<p>To date, state-based and state partnership health insurance marketplaces have nearly three times the funding for consumer assistance as marketplaces in states where the federal government is fully responsible for providing this assistance.</p><p>In the <a href="/blog/2013/helping-consumers-understand-their-coverage-options-coast-coast">second blog post</a> in a two-part series, researchers from Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms investigate how limited funding for education and enrollment help in states with federally facilitated marketplaces may be reducing outreach in those states. </p>
<p>The authors also identify steps these states can take to prevent residents from being fooled by scams and to establish a resource for consumer inquiries. </p>