The Obama administration issued rules Friday that charge insurance companies new fees to pay for parts of President Obama's healthcare law.
The Health and Human Services Department said insurance companies will pay a monthly fee to sell plans through a federally run insurance exchange.
HHS will set up an exchange in any state that doesn't establish its own — and that could be a lot of states, as Republican governors are taking a hard line against implementing any part of "ObamaCare," even if their resistance invites greater federal involvement in their healthcare markets.
Running a federal exchange — especially such a large one — will come with major administrative costs, and HHS will charge insurers a fee to cover those costs. The fee will be pegged to the number of customers each insurer has in the federal exchange.