The centerpiece of the insurance-related portion of the new reform law is the creation of state-level health insurance exchanges ("American Health Benefit Exchanges"). Sounds like a pretty importance concept but what is it, why have both Republican and Democratic reform bills called for their creation, and what are they supposed to do? GWU and Robert Woods Johnson are working together to create Health Reform GPS, a very well put together resource for navigating the implementation of reform. The other day they released a brief on health insurance exchanges that some of you may find helpful. I'm going to quote some of the background here but if you want more information about what they are, what they're going to be doing and what they're required under the new law to be doing, follow that link. Lots of information.