|By Paul Woolverton, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The legislation could be on the governor's desk Wednesday, and he is expected to sign it.
The bill would opt
Participation in a health insurance exchange. The exchange, to begin operating in 2014, will be a marketplace where people can shop for health insurance. If the state doesn't set up an exchange for its residents, the federal government will make one.
Support and opposition to the bill has fallen along party lines.
Republicans, who control the state, say
Democrats say the state is rejecting an opportunity to improve health care for the poor.
The bill was moving swiftly through the legislature until Tuesday, when its final scheduled
The final version should be made public Monday night, said Burr, the committee's co-chairman.
Republican governors and legislatures across the country have resisted Obama's health care overhaul. But some, most-recently
The bill was sent to conference to tighten its language to ensure that
As of Wednesday, 13 states are rejecting the
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