In announcing the proposed rules, HHS and Treasury awarded $185 million to 13 states, including North Carolina and the District of Columbia, to help build Exchanges. North Carolina will receive $12,396,019, which will be administered by the Department of Insurance.
The NCMS is actively involved in the debate over development of a Health Benefits Exchange in North Carolina. This includes tracking legislation needed to establish an Exchange. We will be providing more information and updates in the Bulletin and at http://www.ncmedsoc.org/.
For more information about the proposed rules, visit:
Coverage for Consumers and Small Businesses: www.HealthCare.gov/news/factsheets/exchanges08122011b.html
Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit: www.treasury.gov/press-center/Documents/36BFactSheet.PDF
Medicaid Eligibility: www.HealthCare.gov/news/factsheets/exchanges08122011c.html
A copy of a letter sent to state officials by the Secretary of Health and Human Services is available here: www.HealthCare.gov/center/letters/exchanges08122011a.html.