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Obama to Control Most Health Exchanges as States Opt Out
San Francisco Chronicle

More than half of the state exchanges to be created under the 2010 U.S. health-care overhaul are expected to be run by the federal government, offering insurers and consumers uniform criteria in at least those areas. While a final tally on who will participate won’t come until the end of today, many states led by Republican governors have said they won’t build their own insurance exchanges.

That puts the onus on the Obama administration to set up and maintain the marketplaces that are at the heart of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to expand medical coverage to as many as 30 million people.