Snyder: Glad more time to consider health exchange

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

AP-MI--Health Overhaul-Michigan

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(AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says he still hopes that Michigan will set up an insurance exchange under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and says he welcomes an extension of the deadline for submitting plans to do so.

In a letter to governors, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says this month's deadline remains for states to say if they plan to create health insurance exchanges or let the federal government do it for them.

But Sebelius says states opting to set up exchanges now have until Dec. 14 to submit detailed plans.

Snyder pushed for a state-based exchange but couldn't win approval from fellow Republicans who control the Legislature.

Snyder tells the Lansing State Journal he's glad to have more time to work on the issue.

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