HHS Awards 11 States $1.5B For Health Insurance Exchanges

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | January 18, 2013

Eleven states have received $1.5 billion more in grants from the Health and Human Services Department to support their creation of health insurance exchanges, which must be ready in October for enrollment season. Delaware, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Vermont obtained Level One Exchange Establishment Grants, which are one-year grants that states will use to build their health marketplaces.

California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, and Oregon received Level Two Exchange Establishment Grants, which are multi-year awards to states to further develop their exchanges. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, Americans in all states will have access to quality, affordable health insurance, and these grants are helping to make that a reality, said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius...