Governor-elect Hickenlooper has appointed Joan Henneberry to head the creation of Colorado’s health insurance exchange. Gregg Girvan of the Heritage Foundation has spoken highly of Utah’s insurance exchange, as it appears to be voluntary and market-friendly. However, John Graham of the warns against trying to establish a market-friendly exchange: “States establishing Obamacare exchanges are making a one-way, lose-lose bet. If Obamacare persists, exchanges will become bloated administrative nightmares.”
- John Graham’s article at National Review Online: Should States Establish Obamacare Insurance Exchanges?
- Gregg Girvan’s article: Consumer Power: 5 Lessons from Utah’s Heath Care Reform.
- Insurance “exchanges”: government-run insurance w/o a “public option”