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HHS gives initial OK to eight more insurance exchange plans
Modern Healthcare

With eight new plans approved, 17 states in all have received a tentative nod from the CMS to operate their own health insurance exchanges while two more will offer the insurance marketplaces with federal help, according to the latest round of approvals.

HHS provided conditional approval Thursday for seven more states—California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont and Utah—to operate state-based exchanges, and Arkansas was approved to operate a state partnership exchange with the federal government.