4-21-10: Health Insurance Exchanges — Like Orbitz, but For Your Health
In 2014, when the health reform law fully kicks in, about 30 million Americans will need to find a way to get health insurance.
By then, they’ll have a new way to buy it — the “health benefit exchange.” It’s sort of like Travelocity, but instead of airlines and seating and fares, the exchange will allow Americans to choose from a variety of plans and insurers.
Actually…it’s more complicated than that. Maryland Morning producer Bruce Wallace spent some time trying to figure out what, exactly, a health benefit exchange is.
This is Maryland Morning’s third installment in “Diagnosis: Healthcare Reform’s Impact on Marylanders.” Tune in Friday, when Sheilah investigates how small businesses might fare under health care reform.