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Additional Regs Finalized For Health Law’s Insurance Exchanges

Meanwhile, CBS News questions whether the White House delayed the release of other rules for several months before the election -- a step that could have caused delays for contractors, insurers and others.

The Hill: Feds Finalize ObamaCare Rules
The Obama administration has finalized additional regulations for new health insurance marketplaces under ObamaCare. The 236 pages of regulations released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Thursday set out oversight and financial standards for the marketplaces, called exchanges (Hattem, 10/24).

CBS News: Did White House Delay Obamacare Rules Ahead Of Election?
A Health and Human Services official involved in the preparation of the Affordable Care Act says the administration stopped issuing proposed rules for several months before the 2012 general election, causing delays as contractors, states and insurance companies awaited guidance to move forward (Attkisson, 10/24).

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