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About the article
Simon F. Haeder
Simon F. Haeder is a doctoral student in Political Science and a Master’s student in Agricultural and applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include healthcare policy, regulatory policy-making, and theories of the policy process. He is currently working on several research projects in health policy focusing on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and insurance regulation. He is also investigating the incidence and effect of regulatory lobbying.
Published Online: 2013-10-18
Published in Print: 2013-10-01
The original terminology used by the Affordable Care Act is “health insurance exchanges.” However, in January 2013, citing concerns for non-English speakers, the Obama administration officially decided to rebrand the exchanges as “health insurance marketplaces.” I will follow the new terminology in this paper.
Ironically, the approach offered by Arkansas which seeks to expand its Medicaid program through premium support for insurance marketplaces may help to improve the conditions of insurance pools.
Moreover, the Obama Administration recently decided not to enforce the employer mandate at least until 2015.