The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded two types of “exchange establishment grants” today.
HHS presented multi-year “Level Two” grants to five states that need cash to expand exchange efforts that HHS believes to already be fairly far along.
The Level Two grant recipients are California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon.
HHS also has presented 1-year “Level One” grants to six other states — Delaware, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina and Vermont.
States can use the Level One grants on the early stages of exchange construction.