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Health care exchange deadline for states
San Francisco Chronicle

Nineteen states have turned down the Obama administration’s invitation to run the new health insurance markets that will begin serving millions of uninsured Americans less than a year from now. That puts a huge task on the federal government, a defining challenge for President Obama’s second term. Friday is decision day for states to notify Washington if they will set up their own insurance exchanges under the federal health care law. Despite the misgivings of some state officials, half the states now say they will participate in some way.