Kansas receives a grant to set up a health insurance exchange
Now we can go to the starting line. After a bit of uncertainty injected into the process by in-state political maneuvering, the Kansas Insurance Department has been awarded an "early innovator" grant to help the state set up its insurance exchange program (unless national politics intervenes, of course.) I've been asked to be on one of the working groups involved in the process. Periodically, I may share part of that experience with you. The groups have not yet met.
Read about the grant on WellCommons and let us know what you think!
Here's a link to more background on the state's initial awkward steps: State grant muddled by Brownback letter (Kansas Health Institute)