Principles for a Nebraska Health Insurance Exchange

The health insurance exchange is a central feature of the Affordable Care Act, and will serve as a one-stop-shop where individuals and businesses can find affordable coverage in a competitive marketplace. Nine Nebraska organizations co-sponsored this report outlining principles for an effective, high-quality health insurance exchange that ensures quality, affordable health care will be available to all Nebraskans.

The State of Nebraska has a great deal of flexibility to craft the Exchange within the broad standards laid out in the ACA.  The way in which the Exchange is structured will have a profound effect on how well the Exchange works for Nebraskans. As a result, the planning process is critical. The following benchmarks will best guarantee the longevity and quality of a health insurance Exchange in Nebraska.