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Obama Approves Health Insurance Marketplaces in 6 States
New York Times

The Obama administration gave conditional approval on Monday to health insurance marketplaces being set up by six states led by Democratic governors eager to carry out President Obama’s health care overhaul. The six are Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington.

At the same time, the administration rejected pleas from other states that want to carry out a partial expansion of Medicaid, to cover fewer people than the president and Congress originally intended.

Some states want to expand Medicaid to cover childless adults with incomes up to the poverty level, $19,090 for a family of three.

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