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GOP lawmakers want assurances state exchanges for small business aren’t mandatory
Modern Healthcare

Three House Republicans are calling on HHS to make certain all states allow small employers and individuals to buy health insurance outside the new state insurance exchanges as well as inside the exchanges.

The request from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), and Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and James Lankford (R-Ohio) came as a result of requirements in Washington, D.C., and Vermont that would force individuals and small businesses to buy insurance coverage only through the public insurance exchanges.