The Marketplace

State Marketplaces

Some states run their own healthcare marketplaces for finding coverage
tl;drEighteen states (plus Washington, DC) opted to build their own healthcare marketplaces. Instead, they maintain their own state exchanges that each adhere to the standards outlined by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

A state marketplace is similar to the federal health insurance marketplace. Their plans are required to adhere to the same Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations that apply to the federal marketplace.

The main difference is that the marketplace is maintained by the state itself rather than the federal government.

Eighteen states, plus Washington DC, have state marketplaces: