HHS Outlines Benchmarks For State Health Exchanges

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday unveiled a blueprint outlining how states can build health care exchanges where consumers can comparison shop for medical coverage.

The document's debut coincided with the release of guidance from HHS on how it will operate federal exchanges in states that don't establish the marketplaces on their own. That gives state officials a sense for what will take place on their turf if they decline to craft exchanges, which were authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable...
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