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Governors aside, feds begin building healthcare markets

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / Associated Press, August 13, 2012
Don't look now: The feds may be gaining on GOP governors who have balked at carrying out a key part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law. Opponents of the law say they won't set up new private health insurance markets called exchanges. But increasingly, it's looking as though Washington will just do it for them.That means federal officials could be calling the shots on some insurance issues that states traditionally manage, from handling consumer complaints to regulating plans that will serve many citizens.