Health insurance exchanges have to contend with more than technical difficulties

Problems with health insurance exchanges extend beyond technology Health insurance is a hot topic in the U.S., and will likely remain so for the next few years due to the controversy created by the Affordable Care Act. This controversy began in 2010, when the law was officially passed, and has gained momentum ever since. This year, one of the most significant aspects of the law came into play: Health insurance exchanges throughout the country went live on October 1. The exchanges had been heralded by the federal government as marketplaces…

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The criteria that states must meet for health insurance exchange marketplace

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is awarding 13 states as well as Washington D.C. a total of $185 million to help to fund the planning and creation of the state-based insurance exchanges that are required by the federal healthcare overhaul. Each will receive a different amount as their portion of the total. For example, California will receive $38 million in order to create its exchange. The governors of the recipient states received a letter from secretary Kathleen Sebelius of HHS, which described the various options and resources…

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