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States get $229 million for insurance exchanges
Modern Healthcare

The total number of states receiving grants to establish state health insurance exchanges rose to 33 plus the District of Columbia with the issuance of $229 million in federal funds to 10 states Wednesday. According to officials, the exchange-building grants were the first such federal assistance provided to five of the recipient states: Arkansas, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The federal government has previously provided grants to 49 states to perform basic exchange planning but several states have since announced that they will not proceed beyond that stage due their opposition to the underlying federal healthcare law.