HHS Health Exchange Guidelines Provide Flexibility

Law360, New York (July 11, 2011, 5:43 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday unveiled proposed guidelines that give states major flexibility in determining the shape of new insurance exchanges called for under the health care reform law.

While each exchange must serve as a one-stop shop where individuals and small businesses can compare and buy health care plans, the proposed guidelines give states the option of establishing a nonprofit or an independent public agency to operate exchanges, or handing the responsibility to an existing state agency.

States would be...
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