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Archives for July 2011
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking July 11, setting out guidelines for the creation of State Health Benefit Exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as well as a process for federal approval of those exchanges. Comments on the proposed rules will be due in late September 2011, fifteen months prior to the statutory January 1, 2013 deadline for federal approval of state exchanges. For states that have been waiting on these federal guidelines, this does not leave much time to authorize and establish a new regulatory entity to govern access to individual and small group health insurance.