Health insurance exchange plans in Utah withdrawn

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Utah pulls back on plans for health insurance exchange The Utah government has decided to back away from its plans concerning a health insurance exchange. Late last year, the state announced that it would work to make its existing health insurance exchange, called Avenue H, compliant with federal standards outlined in the Affordable Care Act. Avenue H is seven years old and has been offering health insurance policies to consumers throughout the state. The initiatives to make the health insurance exchange compliant with federal standards has been withdrawn by Governor…

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Utah health insurance exchange gaining ground

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Utah health insurance exchange finds strong support and concern As health insurance reform continues to take hold throughout the country, several states have announced plans to build their own health insurance exchanges. Utah is one of these states. The Utah health insurance exchange will be built and operated by the state itself, rather than the federal government. Plans for this ambitious project were introduced earlier this month by Governor Gary Herbert, but Utah has since become inundated with complaints and concerns coming from consumers who are worried about what the…

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