Administration: Health care exchanges will be up and running on Oct. 1

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Tim Albrecht, a spokesman for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, said the state submitted its plans for a federal-state partnership about a month ago.

“We wanted to maintain our independence in terms of our health care systems,” he said, “but partner with the federal government where it made sense.”

A spokeswoman for West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said Thursday that the state has not made a decision yet on its plans for an exchange.


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