Courtesy: West Virginia Legislature
The death of the federal health care overhaul wouldn't necessarily end one of its key features in West Virginia.
The Senate Health and Human Resources Committee was told Tuesday that an insurance exchange may be worth keeping even if the federal law is repealed or voided.
The committee endorsed legislation that would create a state-run exchange that would act as an insurance marketplace. Individuals and small businesses would pick from among coverage plans offered by private insurers.
Opponents question the program's long-term costs, and whether plans would cover abortions. At least some states may leave their exchanges for the federal government to run.
The bill advances to the Senate Finance Committee.
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