A bunch of new rules will be proposed in the Federal Register in coming days. Here's what's coming:
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing standards for insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
The new marketplaces are a main component of President Obama's healthcare reform, and are set to start running in October. They will allow consumers to purchase insurance in statewide systems that account for their tax credits.
The draft standards cover oversight of the state exchanges, requiring that the programs are monitored and reported.
The 253-page proposal also includes measures to protect consumers, provide oversight of tax credits and outlines how states can operate their own programs for small businesses.
“The release of these guidelines signals that we’re ready to build on our ongoing efforts and ensure that the new systems are fiscally sound," said CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner in a statement.