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State HIX Options ‘Ironic from Both Sides’
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In one of the many ironies of the healthcare reform debate, several governors are citing the defense of state sovereignty as a reason why they won’t build health insurance exchanges. It is a strategy that effectively cedes regulatory control of the exchanges to the federal government. “It is ironic from both sides,” says Alan Weil, executive director of the nonprofit, nonpartisan National Academy for State Health Policy.