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Health insurance exchanges already making waves
Los Angeles Times

It seems like a simple idea: create new marketplaces, called “exchanges,” where consumers can comparison shop for health insurance, sort of like shopping online for a hotel room or airline ticket.

But, like almost everything else connected with the health overhaul law, state-based insurance “exchanges” are embroiled in politics. Some Republican governors are threatening to refuse to set up exchanges unless they get more flexibility over Medicaid, the state-federal health program for the poor. Others say they don’t want to implement any part of the federal healthcare law.

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