We are very pleased to introduce a new resource that has been added to our blog. On February 19, Cooley teamed up with New York City Health Business Leaders to sponsor “Health Exchanges: Passing the Torch to the Next Phase of Implementation,” a panel discussion led by Cooley Attorney, Wendy C. Goldstein, on the health exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Panel participants included: Mario Schlosser, Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Oscar Insurance Corporation; Debra Friedman, CEO of Health Republic Insurance of New York also participated from the plan perspective; and Dr. Amanda Parsons, Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Health Care Access and Improvement at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene provided insight into health exchange activities occurring at the state and local level. The discussion topics included a wide variety of issues including an assessment of the first phase of implementation and predictions for the next phase, as well as unique features of individual plans. There also was a discussion of provider responses to the exchange plans. Readers of our blog may access the presentation deck that accompanied this discussion, either by clicking on the link on the right-hand side of this page, or by clicking on the Resources link at the top of this page. Cooley would like to thank the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for assistance with the introductory slides.