HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sent a letter to state governors July 10 reiterating HHS’ willingness to work with states to help them implement the ACA, to provide assistance and funding to states as they move forward with the establishment of their exchanges, and to allay concerns over Medicaid expansion issues.  In her letter, she announced that HHS will host ACA implementation forums in July and August across the country to provide an opportunity to states and stakeholders to learn more about next steps in implementation and to ask questions regarding the establishment of the insurance exchanges. These forums begin next week, starting in Washington, DC. The dates and locations may be found below.

July 31: Washington, DC
Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Great Hall
200 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20201

August 2: Chicago
Social Security Administration, Center Auditorium
600 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60661

August 10: Denver
Davis Auditorium in Sturm Hall, University of Denver
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208

August 15: Atlanta
National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260

Source: www.polsinelli.com; Polsinelli Shughart PC; July 18, 2012.