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2011 Health Benefits Exchange Campaign: Resources for Member Organizations

The following are resources available for United Power leaders and allies. If you are interested in more information on Health Benefits Exchanges, consider attending our October 7th workshop - more information on the calendar link to the right.

UPDATE: The initial report from the Illinois Legislative Health Insurance Exchange Commission has been released and is available below (last attachment). A final report is expected by October 7th.

Further information on Health Benefits Exchanges:

  1. The Campaign for Better Health Care wrote the attached “Q and A on the Exchange” which covers many of the main concepts and issues. They use the term “Competitive Health Care Marketplace” interchangeably with “Exchange.”
  2. The Department of Insurance has a website devoted to exchanges at . In particular we found the two Commonwealth Fund reports to be helpful.
  3. The Health Benefits Exchange Legislative Study Committee has its own website for the issue at We found the two consultant reports (Wakely and Deloitte) particularly useful.
  4. This is a link to a new update on exchanges providing information on the board composition of several other exchanges:

Useful documents for your member organization
Below are several useful attachments, listed in order they appear: United Power Survey Results, United Power Health Care survey (English and Spanish), October 7th Flyer, October 16th Flyer, Squad Sheet for October 16th Turnout.