Pennsylvania opts to develop a state-based health insurance exchange

    Pennsylvania will develop a state-based health insurance exchange, rather than having the federal government run the exchange, Health & Science reporter Taunya English tells us.

    News released today from the Pennsylvania Insurance Department explains two key steps for such development:

    Apply for a federal grant while maintaining state insurance regulation
    Work with the General Assembly to create legislation to aid the creation of a state exchange

    The decision to go with a state exchange was based partly on consumer and small business feedback in online surveys.

    We can expect more details from Taunya as the story develops.

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