Medicaid It turns out, Medicaidcarriers have several very good reasons for not participating inthe ACA marketplace. (Image: Shutterstock)

A new analysis explores an interestingquestion—why don't more Medicaid insurers offer plans in theindividual marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act? Atfirst glance, it might appear that the two types of insurance,funded to some degree by public payors, have much in common.

However, significant differences in how Medicaid plans and theACA marketplaces are organized and regulated have resulted in manyMedicaid insurers being unwilling to enter the ACA marketplace.

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