HHS, States Discuss Health Insurance Exchange Options
Over the past two days, officials from HHS and 46 states, the District of Columbia and two territories met to discuss the three available options to establish state-based health insurance exchanges by 2014 as required by the federal health reform law. States must decide whether they want to administer their own exchanges, have the federal government run the exchanges for them or run the exchanges under a partnership with the federal government. An attendee at the meeting said states raised some concerns about the partnership model.
- "States Still Unclear on Health Insurance Exchanges" (Selyukh, Reuters, 9/20).
- "States Raise Concerns With 'Partnership' Models for Exchanges" (Baker, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 9/20).