Maryland and the ACA’s Medicaid expansion

Key takeaways Maryland opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act; coverage for the expansion population started January 1, 2014. Maryland’s Medicaid eligibility limits are generous in comparison to…

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Colorado and the ACA’s Medicaid expansion

Key takeaways Legislation to implement Medicaid work requirement fails. More than 1.3 million people are covered by Medicaid in Colorado, including more 380,000 who are eligible under the ACA’s expansion….

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Rhode Island health insurance

Health insurance in Rhode Island Rhode Island uses a state-run health insurance marketplace, where individuals, families, and small businesses can shop for health coverage. Open enrollment in Rhode Island for…

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Washington and the ACA’s Medicaid expansion

Key takeaways Washington was an early adopter of Medicaid expansion. Washington’s Medicaid and CHIP programs provide coverage to 1,780,968 residents as of June 2020. While Medicaid expansion originally helped significantly…

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Florida health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange

Highlights and updates Open enrollment for 2021 health plans will run from November 1-December 15, 2020. Residents with qualifying events can still enroll or make changes to their coverage for…

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Massachusetts and the ACA’s Medicaid expansion

Key takeaways Massachusetts has a history of providing a strong health insurance safety net, which continued with Medicaid expansion under the ACA. Massachusetts Medicaid, which is called MassHealth, has high…

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New Jersey and the ACA’s Medicaid expansion

Key takeaways New Jersey expanded Medicaid to adults without dependents under the ACA for coverage starting in 2014. As of August 2020, more than 1.8 million New Jersey residents were…

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Short-term health insurance in Alaska

Short-term health plans in Alaska Alaska defaults to the federal rules for short-term plans. Short-term health insurance in Alaska is allowed to have initial terms of up to 364 days,…

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Short-term health insurance in Minnesota

Short-term health plans in Minnesota Short-term health insurance in Minnesota is limited by statute: The plans are nonrenewable and cannot last more than 185 days. Additional short-term coverage can be…

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Short-term health insurance in Georgia

Short-term health plans in Georgia There are no state-specific regulations on short-term health insurance in Georgia, which defaults to federal regs. Short-term plan duration can be as long as 364…

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Short-term health insurance in Wisconsin

Short-term health plans in Wisconsin Wisconsin statutes limit short-term health plan duration to no more than 12 months. Short-term health plans can be renewed but total duration can’t exceed 18…

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Short-term health insurance in North Carolina

Short-term health plans in North Carolina North Carolina defaults to the federal rules for short-term plan durations. Short-term health insurance in North Carolina can have initial terms of up to…

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Vermont health insurance

Health insurance in Vermont Vermont operates a state-run health insurance exchange, Vermont Health Connect. Two insurers offer plans in Vermont’s individual market. Vermont’s individual and small-group markets are merged. Open…

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Short-term health insurance in Connecticut

Short-term health plans in Connecticut Connecticut places strict regulations on short-term health plans, and none are for sale in the state as of 2020. Short-term plan duration is limited to…

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Short-term health insurance in Washington State

Short-term health plans in Washington State Washington officially limits the duration of short-term plans to three months. Only one insurer offers short-term health plans in Washington. State regulations prohibit renewals…

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Short-term health insurance in Virginia

Short-term health plans in Virginia Short-term health insurance in Virginia is available with initial terms of up to 364 days. A new law, which takes effect in July 2021, will…

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