Seven states get big grants for exchange development

February 16, 2011

HHS announced today the award of “early innovator” grants to seven states (actually, six states and a consortium of five New England states) to help them design and implement the IT infrastructure for state insurance exchanges. According to HHS, “Kansas, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Wisconsin, and a multi-state consortium led by the University of Massachusetts Medical School will receive a total of approximately $241 million.” (The New England consortium includes  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont.) Grant amounts range from $6 million for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to a high of  nearly $55 million for the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. Learn more about grant amounts and the states’ proposals here.

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