By December 14, 2012, each state establishing a state-based exchange will submit a blueprint to HHS, capturing the most detail yet available regarding keys aspects of the exchanges. States participating in a partnership exchange must submit their blueprints before February 15, 2013. In this webinar, we heard from three state leaders: Peter Lee of California and Colleen Burns of Illinois, who provided inside looks at their blueprints and at the policy decisions and visions behind them. And panelist Norm Thurston of Utah, a state that has not yet declared its intent, described factors the state is considering in coming to its decision, and what choices state leaders have made so far.
(Moderator) Elizabeth Cronen,
Community Manager, National Academy for State Health Policy
Sarabeth Zemel, Program Manager, National Academy for State Health Policy
Rachel Dolan, Policy Analyst, National Academy for State Health Policy
Peter Lee, Executive Director, California Health Benefit Exchange
Colleen Burns, Special Counsel for Health Policy, Illinois Department of Insurance
Norm Thurston, Health Reform Implementation Coordinator, Utah Department of Health Care Finance