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State Obamacare Exchanges ‘Sustainable’ Without Federal Aid, Official Tells Congress
Kaiser Health News

State insurance exchanges are healthy financially even without the federal funding that ran out this year, a top Obama administration official told a House subcommittee Tuesday.

“All states are sustainable today,” said Andy Slavitt, acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He refused to predict if any of the remaining 13 state exchanges would eventually need to shift to the federal exchange.

In the past year Nevada, Oregon and Hawaii have begun using the federal exchange to enroll consumers after their own systems ran into technical troubles.