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Calif. And Colo. Move Forward On Building Exchanges

California Healthline looks at efforts in that state to meld an insurance exchange with an information exchange to help consumers, while Colorado officials set the first meeting of the new exchange board.

California Healthline: Tale Of Two Exchanges Shifting Gears In California
California, like most states, is in the process of creating two new health exchanges -- one for insurance and one for information. The two are closely related, somewhat dependent on each other and will have to work well together from birth for either to be successful. ... But as impetus and initial bursts fade into the background, California is shifting from sprint mode to a long-distance strategy (Lauer, 7/7/). 

Health Policy Solutions (Colorado health news service): Health Exchange Starts From Scratch
Colorado's new health exchange board meets for the first time next week and must immediately get to work. ... Among the first agenda items: Evaluating and interpreting the regulations that the federal government is slated to release on July 7. The rules are expected to stipulate how health exchanges must work. Colorado's board could decide to submit comments on the rules (McCrimmon, 7/6). 

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