Arizona used $9 million in federal funding toward an HIX. But that was before it decided not to build its own marketplace. At least 7 other states have made similar decisions after spending federal grants. Here's where that money went.
While HHS has developed tentative or final regulations for most of the ACA, some are still evolving and may end up tweaked to balance market changes, state participation and stakeholder concerns, as the rulemaking process hints so far.
A large percentage of the Americans that the Affordable Care Act aims to bring into the insurance pool access the Web primarily through their smartphones. For the ACA to achieve its potential, federal and state governments must reach those citizens where it's most convenient for the consumer.
The health IT model communities around the country have expanded EHRs and information exchange, more community partnerships and innovative tools -- and as their federal grant status winds down at this year's end, ONC is working to leverage what the test beds have learned about HIT standards, policies, as well as what works and what does not.