Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Status of CMS Efforts to Establish Federally Facilitated Health Care Exchanges and the Federal Data Services Hub

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Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In brief, GAO's work found that CMS will operate a health insurance exchange in the 34 states that will not operate a state-based exchange for 2014. While CMS will retain full authority over each of these 34 FFEs, it planned to allow 15 of these states to assist it in carrying out certain FFE functions. However, the activities that CMS plans to carry out in these 15 exchanges, as well as in the 17 state-based exchanges, have evolved and may continue to change. For example, CMS approved states' ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. July 17, 2013.

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Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In brief, GAO's work found that CMS will operate a health insurance exchange in the 34 states that will not operate a state-based exchange for 2014. While CMS will retain full authority over each of these 34 FFEs, it planned to allow 15 of these states to assist it in carrying out certain FFE functions. However, the activities that CMS plans to carry out in these 15 exchanges, as well as in the 17 state-based exchanges, have evolved and may continue to change. For example, CMS approved states' exchange arrangements on the condition that states ultimately complete activities necessary for exchange implementation. Agency officials indicated that they were working with each state to develop mitigation strategies to ensure that all applicable exchange functions are operating in each state on October 1, 2013. CMS indicated that it would carry out more exchange functions if any state did not adequately progress towards implementation of all required activities."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Status of CMS Efforts to Establish Federally Facilitated Health Care Exchanges and the Federal Data Services Hub, text, July 17, 2013; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc297769/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.