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Plans For Insurance Exchanges In Conn. And Kansas Hit Some Roadblocks

The Connecticut Mirror: As Exchange Board Begins Work, Advocates Still Seeking Change
The board developing the state's health insurance exchange--a key piece of federal health reform--is already at work. But consumer advocates unhappy with the composition of the board are still trying to change its make-up, and Democratic lawmakers are open to the idea (Levin Becker, 11/3). 

Kaiser Health News: In Kansas, Republicans Can't Agree On Insurance Exchanges
A few months ago, Kansas seemed ahead of the game in preparing for an important requirement of the federal health law. The state had started to plan for exchanges — online marketplaces to help individuals and small businesses compare and buy health insurance. But politics is intervening (Thompson, 11/2).

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