State Health Insurance Exchanges Will Have Vastly Varied Impacts On Pharma, Broader Healthcare Industry

Readiness, Carrier Competition, Enrollment Potential, Benchmark Plans and Innovation are Key Criteria in Rating Industry-Wide Impact, According to a New Executive Briefing from HealthLeaders-InterStudy

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, the leading provider of managed care market intelligence, combines expert analysis with proprietary data to achieve clarity and insight on the true impact of the constantly-evolving State Exchanges.  For most Americans, State Exchanges will represent the single biggest change resulting from the Affordable Care Act, as millions of formerly uninsured receive access to coverage. HealthLeaders-InterStudy's newest Executive Briefing, entitled "What's the Score? A Health Exchange Report Card" walks through a thorough, state-by-state evaluation of the nation's exchange progress, as states with skin in the game scramble to get their exchanges up and running while the federal government rushes to finish setting up federally facilitated exchanges (FFEs) for the rest of the country.

"Whether it's a state- or federally-run exchange, no two will be alike. Each exchange is wedded to its respective state's health insurance market," explains William Melville, Market Analyst at HealthLeaders-InterStudy. "It will be critical for companies in the healthcare industry to understand how exchanges stack up to identify the wildly different opportunities from state to state. To this end, we created a tool—the State Exchange Report Card—that provides an evaluation of each exchange's industry impact."

How do state exchanges stack up for readiness, competition and potential to impact their markets? HealthLeaders-InterStudy will review all fifty states plus the District of Columbia on its NEW "State Exchange Report Cards."  The report cards will be released in two parts (Alabama through Missouri, Montana through Wyoming) every two weeks.  Grades will be updated regularly as new developments occur.  The "Report Cards" are part of Decision Resources Group's ongoing "Sift Through The Noise" campaign to curate the most impactful data, analysis and insights on Healthcare Reform.

Download the Executive Briefing and view the latest State Exchange Report Cards here.

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