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Health official: ‘Obamacare’ was once ‘Romneycare’
San Francisco Chronicle

Websites where consumers will be able to shop for health insurance are a lynchpin of the nation’s new health care law and have a history of conservative support, a top federal official said Wednesday.

“You could say Obamacare was Romneycare before it was Obamacare,” said Joel Ario of the Office of Insurance Exchanges in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He spoke at a meeting in Chicago of the industry trade group America’s Health Insurance Plans.

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