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

A new analysis explores an interesting question—why don’t more Medicaid insurers offer plans in the individual marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act? At first 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 the ACA marketplaces are organized and regulated have resulted in many Medicaid insurers being unwilling to enter the ACA marketplace.

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