The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) established health insurance Exchanges, frequently referred to as health insurance Marketplaces. Health insurance Marketplaces are designed to make QHPs available to individuals and small employers seeking to purchase coverage on the individual and small group markets.
ACAP’s mission is to represent and strengthen not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans as they work with providers and caregivers in their communities to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in a cost-effective manner. Eighteen ACAP member plans offer QHPs in their respective Marketplaces in 2015. As an association representing Medicaid health plans, ACAP has a particular interest in market alignment between Medicaid programs and Marketplaces.