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Health Care
8:14 am
Tue December 4, 2012

TN Still Must Decide on Health Insurance Exchange

The deadline nears for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to decide how the state will comply with a key component of the federal health care law. Haslam’s administration has been on the fence about whether to recommend a state-run health insurance exchange or to defer to the federal government to create it.

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7:46 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Haslam Blames Feds for Health Insurance Delay

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says the lack of information from the White House is to blame for the delay in the state’s decision about running its own health insurance exchange under the new federal health care law. Haslam says President Barack Obama’s administration has refused to answer questions about health insurance raised by Republican governors.

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Afternoon Update
4:06 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/23/12

"Were they to create a Mount Rushmore of college football coaches, [Paterno's] would be the first face that you would chisel into the mountain."

Today on NPR: Paterno's Statue Comes Down

State Legislation:

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11:50 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Kentucky Health Insurance Exchange Will be Online

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear recently signed an executive order to create an insurance exchange for Kentucky. Under the Affordable Care Act, states must create marketplaces in which residents can purchase insurance, or else the federal government will do so for them.

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4:08 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Illinois Health Insurance Exchange Possible

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn may use an executive order to establish a health insurance exchange in his state. Quinn adviser Michael Gelder looming federal deadlines leave Quinn two choices: calling a special session or issuing an executive order. Illinois Republicans say an executive order would be inappropriate, especially before the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Only New York and Rhode Island have previously established exchanges by executive order.