Obama administration makes resources available to help states implement Exchanges

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today a new funding opportunity to help states continue to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA). When the ACA is full implemented in 2014, the Exchanges will provide individuals and small businesses with a one-stop shop to find, compare, and purchase quality, affordable health insurance. HHS also issued further guidance today to help states understand the full scope of activities that can be funded under the available grants.

The funding opportunity announced today will provide states with 10 additional opportunities to apply for funding to establish a state-based exchange, state partnership exchange, or to prepare state systems for a federally facilitated exchange. To date, 34 states and the District of Columbia have received approximately $850 million in Exchange Establishment Level One and Level Two cooperative agreements to fund their progress toward building exchanges.

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