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Ohio to shed light on health care law intentions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -

Ohio will let residents know its intentions in a key part of President Barack Obama's federal health care law.
    
Friday the states must declare if they plan to build new insurance markets, called exchanges, or let Washington do it for them.

They can also opt for a partnership with the feds to run their exchanges, and they have until February to decide on that option.
    
Ohio is leaning toward a partnership, despite GOP officials' continued misgivings about the law.
    
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, head of the state's insurance department, said this week that Ohio's goal would be to let the federal government run the exchange while keeping state authority to regulate the health insurance market, oversee health plans, and maintain decisions around Medicaid eligibility.



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