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Republican Governors Threaten to Leave Health Exchanges to U.S.
San Francisco Chronicle

Republican governors said they may ask the federal government to run the exchanges where residents will buy medical insurance in 2014 under the new health-care law, unless they’re given more flexibility.

Twenty-one Republicans sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today asking that they be given greater sway to set benefit rules, decide which insurers are allowed to sell plans on their exchanges and force residents who would otherwise be covered by Medicaid to buy their own insurance.