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Healthcare Exchange Set Up Update

Healthcare Exchanges are slated to be in place late this year.  A New York Times article by Robert Pear provides update on the status of most states with regards to set up their respective state-based exchanges. – David

Most Governors Refuse to Set Up Health Exchanges

By Robert Pear

Published: December 14, 2012


WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday that more than half the states had rejected its pleas to set up their own health insurance exchanges, dealing a setback to President Obama’s hopes that Republicans would join a White House campaign to provide health insurance to all Americans.

Friday was the deadline for states to notify the federal government of their plans, and administration officials had been hoping that Mr. Obama’s re-election would overcome resistance to the new health care law.

Federal officials said they knew of 17 states that intended to run their own exchanges, as Congress intended.

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