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Understanding Health Insurance Exchanges State-by-State

Allyson Funk   |     June 19, 2014   |   SHARE THIS

It’s no secret that when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance exchange coverage varies depending on where you live. From the plans offered, to premiums, to the type of Marketplace, not every state looks alike.

That’s why we created state-by-state fact sheets on health insurance exchange coverage and access to prescription medicines across the country.

Recent research continues to show that patients with health insurance exchange coverage across the country are facing high deductibleshigh out-of-pocket costs for medicines, and little help from cost-sharing subsidies to pay for the medicines they need to get and stay healthy.

The biopharmaceutical industry remains committed to addressing the challenges many patients with health insurance exchange coverage are facing when it comes to accessing needed medicines. Yesterday, in a Morning Consult op-ed, PhRMA President and CEO John J. Castellani reiterated the need for regulators to address and fix this problem. “States can play a role,” he said, “By strengthening their oversight of plan submissions to carefully review formularies and tier placement.”

Check out the map and learn more about coverage, deductibles, and cost-sharing in your state.

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Allyson Funk

Allyson Funk Ally is a former senior director of public affairs at PhRMA focused on advocacy issues for the biopharmaceutical industry. Her expertise includes Medicare, Medicaid, 340B, health reform and more. Prior to PhRMA, her experience included leading health communications for a large membership organization, supporting public affairs clients and working for the governor of Louisiana.

Topics: Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance

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