The State of Kansas is returning federal grant funds to build a state insurance exchange mandated under the Affordable Care Act. Kansas is the second state, following Oklahoma, to decline the funds.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) in a statement said there is uncertainty about the federal government's ability to meet current spending obligations and every state should be preparing for fewer federal resources, not more. Returning the grant also frees Kansas from strings attached to the money, he added.

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