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Hospital Group Says Illinois Could Lease Healthcare.gov

Monday, 15 Jun 2015 04:01 PM

A hospital group in cash-strapped Illinois says the state might be able to set up a health insurance exchange at a lower cost by "leasing" the federal government's technology.

The option, described in a memo from the Illinois Hospital Association, could appeal to as many as 34 states where subsides could be jeopardized by an unfavorable U.S. Supreme Court decision.

The group anticipates the federal government "will be developing a leasing fee" for states to use HealthCare.gov as the backbone for their own insurance exchanges.

President Barack Obama has said there is no backup plan if the Supreme Court strips federal subsidies from the law in Illinois and the 33 other states that haven't created their own exchanges. The administration didn't respond Monday to the AP's requests for comment.

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A hospital group in cash-strapped Illinois says the state might be able to set up a health insurance exchange at a lower cost by leasing the federal government's technology.
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