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HHS extends deadlines for insurance-exchange blueprints
Modern Healthcare

States still must meet the Nov. 16 deadline to inform HHS if they will build a state-based health insurance exchange, but they now have until Dec. 14 to submit a blueprint for it, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told the nation’s governors in a letter Friday. The extra time is intended to give states the “appropriate technical support” they need if they are pursuing their own exchange. Meanwhile, those states interested in partnering with the federal government to operate an exchange now have until Feb. 15, 2013 to submit their declaration letter and blueprint.