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Health Insurance Exchanges — Which States Are Progressing?
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Although health-care reform has become a political hot potato, 28 states and the District of Columbia currently are “on their way toward establishing their own Affordable Insurance Exchange,” according to a report released by the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

The exchanges, also called marketplaces, are a key component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often derisively referred to as Obamacare. The websites are intended to become an online destination where Americans who need coverage can comparison shop for regulated insurance plans.