Skip to comments.Obama administration and states move forward to implement health care law
Posted on 06/30/2012 12:14:56 PM PDT by mdittmar
Administration makes resources available to help states implement Affordable Insurance Exchanges
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today a new funding opportunity to help states continue their work to implement the health care law -- the Affordable Care Act. When the law is fully implemented in 2014, the affordable insurance exchanges will provide people and small businesses with one-stop shops to find, compare and purchase affordable, high-quality health insurance. Todays announcement makes more funding available to build all models of affordable insurance exchanges available to states. HHS also issued further guidance today to help states understand the full scope of activities that can be funded under the available grant funding as they work to build exchanges.
The federal government and our state partners are moving forward to implement the health care law, Secretary Sebelius said. This new funding opportunity will give states the resources they need to establish affordable insurance exchanges and ensure Americans are no longer on their own when shopping for insurance.
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.
Under the new announcement, states can apply for exchange establishment cooperative agreements through the end of 2014. These funds are available for states to use beyond 2014 as they continue to work on their exchanges. This ensures that states have the support and time necessary to build the best exchange for their residents.
The guidance HHS issued today provides information on the exchange-building activities that states can fund with establishment cooperative agreements. The guidance can be found at: http://cciio.cms.gov/resources/factsheets/hie-est-grant-faq-06292012.html.
HHS will conduct regional implementation forums in coming months to assist states and stakeholders on the work to be done in building exchanges, and to address their questions. HHS will also engage with tribes, tribal governments, and tribal organizations on how exchanges can serve their populations.
For more information on exchanges, including fact sheets, visit http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2011/05/exchanges05232011a.html
Just under 16 Trillion Dollars,yet they still keep spending,must be Obama money.
No worry about that debt. The “administration” can just enlist some of its “resources” to pay it off.
ROTFL! Okay. I've got a bridge for sale if anyone is interested.
My question is if it will be affordable in 2014 why is it not affordable today.
We are going to hear this term- “Affordable” now at every opportunity in conjunction with this travesty...
And our side needs to hit back every time with “biggest tax increase in the history of this country” — every time.
Must be the blue states that were already itching to start this mess. The Republican Governors Association is encouraging those states to wait until post-election to do anything. I think most are doing so.
When commie lib ‘RATS use the word “affordable”, they mean “free”. In other words, somebody else pays for it.
Won't it be great
“with one-stop shops to find, compare and purchase ...”
What we used to call YOUR DESK with a PHONE and a PHONE BOOK.
“...affordable, high-quality health insurance.”
Does anyone believe that part ?
Michele Bachmann was on Mark Levin’s show last night! Did anyone hear her?
Never do anything I hope. I won’t comply with this lawless act.
My correction of one of the subheadings:
Administration makes resources available to help states implement MASSIVE taxation upon the beleaguered middle class....you know those citizens who actually WORK.
picture the guy delivering your mail. That’ll be your doctor.
No one else will sign up for this tripe.
Who would go to med school now?
There is a risk here, if the states fail to meet certain deadlines, I believe the Feds can step in and establish the insurance pools according to the way they see the regs. States would lose any input or control. The Rats were damn crafty in insuring compliance.
I think this is the best response to those that think they are getting a better deal. Just remind them the doctors are QUITING. Smart people are not going to go to med school, why? Well because they’re not dumb! The drug companies are going to stop making sufficient quantities of needed drugs and quit producing new drugs altogether. Hospitals will begin shutting down and soon the nearest hospital will be a hundred miles away for many.
What you are saying is called the Cloward-Piven strategy. The socialist WANT the medical system to collapse. They are evil donchano.
Research will stop. It will go vertical.
Wonder how quickly we start to see physician practices stop accepting new patients?
Wonder how quickly we start to see physician practices stop accepting new patients?Wonder how quickly we start to see the government FORCING physician practices to accept new patients?