Six States Get Approval for Health Exchanges, Three More Opt Out
Six states have received approval to operate health insurance exchanges from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The six are: Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Oregon, and Washington. Pennsylvania will not be one of them. After previously saying his state would set up its own health insurance exchange, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) reversed his position. Corbett’s announcement comes after those made recently by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) that their states will not set up the exchanges.