How will RI create this exchange? UPDATE
The problem is, state law doesn’t allow Governor Lincoln Chafee to create a “public corporation” to design the exchange. So now the state has to find another governing body to oversee the creation of the online marketplace for health insurance.
- Assign Exchange responsibility to HEALTH [The RI Department of Health]
- Assign responsibility to a new division in HEALTH or another executive branch department.
- Instruct HEALTH to delegate responsibility to a not‐for‐profit
But Chris Koller, the Health Insurance Commissioner, isn’t gunning for that option. He told me he hasn’t advocated for taking on the exchange or even brought it up.
The Executive Committee of the RI Healthcare Reform Commission is meeting on Monday to discuss public feedback on the options and mull over a recommendation for the governor.
Who do you think should oversee the creation of RI’s health insurance exchange?