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Obama Approves First Six U.S. State Health Insurance Exchanges

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  • December 11 2012, 12:26pm EST

Six U.S. states became the first to meet Affordable Care Act rules for the creation of marketplaces by 2014 where local residents can buy medical insurance.

Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Oregon and Washington, all states with Democratic governors, have made enough progress building their health-insurance exchanges to receive conditional approval to begin enrolling members in October 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said yesterday in a statement. The six represent less than half of the 14 states that have told the U.S. they will set up the online exchanges.

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