Health Exchange Planning Fund (designated Fund 3EW0) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the Department $1 million to evaluate and plan for a health exchange in Ohio. We will be gathering data through IT and actuarial modeling to determine the advantages, disadvantages and impacts of implementing and operating a health insurance exchange. We anticipate future funding opportunities to be made available throughout the next biennium, as well, to continue these functions.Recently, Carrie Haughawout, assistant director for health policy for the Ohio Department of Insurance, spoke at the first of three health care reform forums at Cleveland State University. According to a recent Plain Dealer story, Haughawout invited Ohioans to make suggestions on the format of the exchange stating “[w]e certainly don’t have all the answers.” We applaud Governor Kasich for investing in Ohio’s future through his commitment to move forward with Ohio’s health insurance exchange.
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