HHS Issues Report Outlining Assistance Provided to States Through Affordable Care Act — $2.8B Distributed to Date

The Department of Health and Human Services today issued a report outlining the funding and other assistance it has provided to states as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

To date, HHS has provided $2.8 billion in funding to states — funds that were made available through the PPACA.

The $2.8 billion distributed to date includes grants to review insurer's premium rates, develop state insurance exchanges, develop programs for chronic disease prevention in Medicaid patients and address state health workforce needs, among other initiatives.

Read the full report on PPACA funding to states here (pdf).

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