Building a Better Health Care Marketplace

The Exchange and Public Programs

Policy Brief #6: The Exchange and Public Programs



TexPIRG Education Fund

While the exchange represents a significant new opportunity for states to improve the quality and affordability of health insurance, it is only one piece of the larger health care landscape.  Public programs, including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), will continue to play a significant role, and the way they interact with the exchange will be important to the success of both.