Sound Medicine: Should health insurance exchanges be regulated by the federal government?

Sound Medicine is a radio show produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine and WFYI Public Radio. In the last few years, I’ve become their go-to guy on health policy. So, for those of you who would find your day brightened by the sound of my voice, enjoy the following:

Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., health policy expert for “Sound Medicine,” discusses the national and local impact of health insurance exchanges. Exchanges allow people with chronic conditions, those who have been discriminated against and those who are unable to afford a private policy to purchase insurance through the government. The Affordable Care Act decided that states would control their own exchange program, but those that choose not to can participate in a blanket national exchange. States that participate in the national exchange do surrender some control to the federal government, but they also save millions of dollars.

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