Standards for Health Exchanges Coming

Within the next few days, the White House will issue standards for health exchanges.  States will continue to have broad authority over exchange details.  However, the standards will also make clear that those states which do not set up health exchanges will have them set up and run by the federal government. Here’s more from the NY Times.
New York has yet to set up a framework for a health exchange.  Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget includes framework language.  It is unclear whether the proposal will survive three-way negotiations on a final budget product.
-Jaime Venditti, 3/10/12