Lena Sun writes that the grants are meant to pay for special guides that can help uninsured Americans become aware of how to receive coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
According to the article, there are major resource gaps between the states that are running their own marketplaces and the 34 states who completely resisted the new law.
“We know we have a lot of work to do, but we’ll be ready for whatever comes up,” said Kathleen Sebelius, HHS secretary.
The $67 million in funds is $13 million more than was originally expected for the grants.
The article says Virginia is receiving $1.7 million, $350,000 more than earlier estimates.
Maryland, which has around the same number of uninsured residents, will $24 million to hire special guides.