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Fri March 23, 2012
In Michigan, State House Republicans block efforts to set up health exchange
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan is making little progress toward creating a statewide health exchange required by federal law, held up by House Republicans who want to wait until the U.S. Supreme
Court decides if the law is constitutional.
The high court will hear arguments over the Affordable Care Act starting Monday.
Justices could uphold the law, strike it down completely or get rid of some provisions. House Republicans say the state shouldn't spend $9.8 million in federal funds on planning the exchange until
the court rules this summer.
But state and federal officials say Michigan could run out of time to put a state-run health exchange in place by Jan. 1.
They warn the federal government then would install its own exchange where consumers could compare private health insurance plans online.