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States face Friday deadline on healthcare exchanges

USA Today, February 15, 2013
As states work to decide by Friday whether they plan to create their own or partner with the federal government to run health exchanges, there has been one last-minute surprise and one skin-of-the teeth agreement. New Hampshire, after a Republican-led state Legislature made it illegal to create its own exchange, announced this week it would partner with the federal government to run a health marketplace. Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan's legal counsel told an oversight committee that the governor feared losing control of how the state's exchange would work.