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Key questions about an insurance exchange

Patient Access Weekly Advisor, July 1, 2009

Imagine a Web site that allows consumers to compare health insurance plans and select one that best suits their needs.

That just may become a reality if lawmakers include an insurance exchange as part of the larger healthcare reform package. There are a number of different insurance exchange proposals in Washington and they vary in a number of areas.

Supporters of the various insurance exchange programs agree that the program would provide one-stop shopping for individuals to compare available plans. The program would also allow for portability so a person wouldn't lose health insurance because of job loss. After those two highlights, however, there is a lot of disagreement as to the actual makeup of the exchanges.

Read the full story by HealthLeaders Media’s Les Masterson.

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