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States receive exchange funds, flexibility
Modern Healthcare

Even as HHS issued a second, $220 million round of state insurance exchange implementation grants (PDF) Tuesday, officials sought to give states more time to establish the exchanges as few look likely to become operational by the 2014 target.

The new flexibility includes a six-month delay in the deadline for states to apply for federal funding to help them implement the first operational level of their exchanges and a clarification that states will remain eligible for other exchange grants after the January 2013 deadline they are under to receive federal certification, HHS officials said.

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