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7 states seek to operate insurance marketplaces with HHS

February 19, 2013

Four more states have applied to operate health insurance marketplaces in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a blog post today. Friday was the deadline for states to apply for a partnership exchange. According to HHS, Arkansas, Delaware and Illinois have received conditional approval to operate a partnership marketplace; Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire and West Virginia have applied to operate a partnership marketplace; and several states have suggested other approaches to contributing toward health plan management in their marketplace. Another 17 states and the District of Columbia have received conditional approval to operate a state-based exchange. For more information, visit cciio.cms.gov.