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Health Exchange plans will advance regardless of election results

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:19:43 CST
By: AP

Illinois is considering proposals from five companies to build a health insurance exchange that would meet requirements of the Affordable Care Act. An official from one of those companies says many states will continue their plans for these marketplaces no matter who wins the Presidency. Exchanges are a cornerstone of the health law, and Mitt Romney has expressed support for states setting up their own exchanges with more flexibility. Brian Patt of Infosys Public Services says that means many states will move forward with plans. Infosys is one of five companies bidding to design an Illinois exchange, a website where consumers would comparison shop for health insurance. Spokeswoman Brooke Anderson says Gov. Pat Quinn also plans to proceed with plans no matter who wins the election.

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