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Health care exchange bill clears first committee hurdle

Legislation that would establish a marketplace where insurance for 1.3 million state residents is expected to be purchased cleared its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday. The health care exchange bill passed out of the Senate Committee on State and Local Government on a 7-5 party-line vote.

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Legislators introduce bill establishing health insurance exchange

A bipartisan group of legislators unveiled a bill on Wednesday to create a state-administered marketplace where individuals and corporations will be able to purchase health insurance. Minnesota must enact such legislation by the end of March in order to be in compliance with the federal Affordable Care Act, which will be fully implemented in 2014.

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Lobbying pressures force exchange move

For casual observers outside Minnesota health care policy circles, the health insurance exchange that’s being pursued under the strictures of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act appeared to be a collaborative process. At least until recently.

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MCCL bucks many in GOP, backs insurance exchange

On the hot-button subject of the state insurance exchanges mandated by the 2010 federal health care law, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) has put itself at odds with a broad swath of conservatives who oppose what they call “Obamacare” in all its manifestations.

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