MO Conservatives Back Health Insurance Exchanges
JEFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Nearly one year after a federal law overhauling the nation's health care system was enacted, Missouri lawmakers have taken a small step toward implementing some of its provisions by creating a health insurance exchange.
The exchange is a place where consumers could compare insurance plans and their prices while deciding which ones to buy. The proposed Missouri insurance exchange has found support even from some conservative lawmakers who say the federal law should be repealed.
Rep. Chris Molendorp, a Belton Republican, is sponsoring a bill to create the insurance exchange. That bill was passed by a House committee. Molendorp says the state must set up the exchange soon in order to meet federal deadlines.
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