|By Christine Vestal, Stateline.org|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The Obama administration has a strong interest in convincing red states to establish their own, tailor-made insurance exchanges keyed to their particular needs. To that end, the
As soon as the federal health law was enacted, Democratic governors jumped at the opportunity to set up their own exchanges, which are expected to serve 30 million Americans. Their states have received millions in federal grants to create the online marketplaces and call centers where individuals and small businesses will be able to choose between competing insurance plans that meet federal coverage standards. Individuals also will be able to sign up for federal insurance premium tax credits and enroll in
One influential lawmaker, however, has an alternative. Republican Representative
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