3 states to launch new ACA marketplaces

Kentucky, Maine and New Mexico are all launching new state marketplaces for 2022, transitioning them away from healthcare.gov.

The states are launching Kynect, CoverME.gov, and BeWellnm, respectively, according to an Oct. 5 HHS news release.

These marketplaces are anticipated to reach 173,000 individuals currently enrolled in coverage through HealthCare.gov. 

"CMS is committed to connecting individuals and families to health coverage," CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure said. "We're excited to support states — like Maine, Kentucky and New Mexico — that are working to help their residents find affordable, comprehensive health insurance through state-based marketplaces. I encourage consumers in these states to take advantage of these new state-based marketplaces to compare options and find coverage that works for them and their families during the upcoming open enrollment period."

The three new state-based marketplaces will be live for open enrollment, which begins Nov. 1.

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