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Heineman (Gov.R-NE) opts for federal health insurance exchange [View all]

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Martha Stoddard

LINCOLN — Gov. Dave Heineman announced Thursday he has opted to go with a federal health insurance exchange.

The governor's decision came down to money, with Heineman saying a state exchange would cost Nebraska taxpayers $470 million more than a federal exchange.

“I want to share with Nebraskans that I have listened to all sides of this issue,” he said in a press statement. “As governor, my focus is on implementing the federal health care law in the most efficient and cost effective manner for Nebraskans and their families.”

Whether the state or federal government runs the exchange, he said, all citizens will have the option to purchase insurance policies through an exchange.


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Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20121115/LIVEWELL03/711169995/1718

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