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Setting up health insurance exchanges, states face big decisions
Sacramento Bee

Governors have deep differences over national health care reform, but when it comes to so-called insurance exchanges – a centerpiece of the new federal law – nearly every state is moving ahead with implementation.

Working under crushing deadlines, often with staffs thinned by layoffs, states have a massive job ahead of them: to essentially reorganize the entire health insurance industry within their boundaries. The goal of the exchanges is to make it easier for individuals and small businesses to shop for comparable coverage.