Senators Ask HHS to Recoup Money for Failed State Exchanges


In a Nov. 18, 2014 letter U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and John Barrasso, M.D., (R-Wyoming) asked Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Silvia Mathews Burwell to clarify the Department’s position on recovering taxpayer dollars used to implement state-based exchanges that have since failed.

By way of background, several states, including Oregon, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maryland, received grants from the federal government to create state exchanges. But they have since dropped their original exchanges and are now moving to the federal exchange or using technology from other states.

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via Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD @MSingetonMDJD

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