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GOP tells governors not to set up exchanges
Modern Healthcare

GOP lawmakers in both chambers started their July 4 recess by asking the nation’s governors not to implement the state health insurance exchanges required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) along with Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) have sent a letter to all 50 governors that urged the state leaders to oppose creating state exchanges that the federal lawmakers say impose a financial threat to strained state economies. Resisting implementation of the exchanges, they contend, is good for hiring and investment.