GU/NASI-Active Purchasing for Health Insurance Exchanges: An Analysis of Options

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Georgetown University Health Policy Institute and the National Academy of Social Insurance conducted a review of primary and secondary source materials and interviews with officials currently or formerly responsible for running purchasing exchanges or groups that service individuals, employees and small businesses, they assessed existing efforts to provide value oriented products to subscribers. The authors concluded that active purchasing is not just one activity. Rather, it can encompass a wide range of activities to leverage higher quality, more affordable health insurance for individuals and small businesses.