team is moving ahead by putting health care law in place.
across the country are working to implement the health care law and build a
marketplace that works for their residents," said Health and Human
Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
"In 10 months," she
added, "consumers in all 50 states will have access to a new marketplace
where they will be able to easily purchase affordable, high quality health
insurance plans, and today's guidance will provide the information states need
to guide their continued work."
Among the states cleared to
conditionally operate state based exchanges are - California, Nevada, Idaho,
New Mexico, Hawaii, Vermont and Utah, while Arkansas is conditionally approved
to run a State Partnership Exchange.
"The conditional approvals follow
those previously granted to Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia,
Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island
and Washington to operate State-based Exchanges and to Delaware to operate a
State Partnership Exchange. To date, 20 states including DC have been
conditionally approved to partially or fully run their marketplaces -- with the
remaining states having until February 15, 2013 to apply for a State
David Jackson, USA Today