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Obamacare insurance exchange costs keeps growing

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: May 20, 2013

HHS is also seeking another $1.5 billion to help set up federally run exchanges in states that do not establish their own.

Colorado state officials are already preparing for increased state expenses tied to operating the exchange. The Colorado Senate has passed a bill allowing a fee to be charged to citizens using the exchange. The price is currently nominal, but that can certainly change.

State exchanges' costs keep rising; their alleged benefits remain uncertain at best. Fallin's decision means Oklahomans' state tax dollars won't be diverted from core government functions to prop up increasingly expensive exchanges.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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