Proposed Rule for Health Insurance Exchanges: A Look at Governance, Plan Standards, and Networks

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<p>Last week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued its proposed regulation for several features of the new health insurance exchanges that states are to establish under the Affordable Care Act. In the second part of a two-part <a href="/blog/2011/hhss-proposed-regulation-health-insurance-exchanges-emphasis-state-flexibility-part-ii">blog post</a>, Sara Collins, Ph.D., vice president for Affordable Health Insurance at The Commonwealth Fund, addresses the following aspects of the proposed rule: </p>
<li>Who will govern the exchanges? </li>
<li>What standards must health plans meet? </li>
<li>Will there be enough health care providers in plan networks offered through the exchanges? </li>
<li>Will there be essential community providers in every network? </li>
<p>Visit <a href="~/link.aspx?_id=0B67ACA7A5CB453CB876F3DB59E19448&_z=z">The Commonwealth Fund Blog</a> to read the complete post. <br /><br /></p>