U.S. to Sponsor Health Insurance Plans Nationwide

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By ROBERT PEAR, The New York Times

Two plans, added to the Obama health law as a substitute for a pure government-run health insurance program, will be offered in every state.

The national plans will compete directly with other private insurers and may have some significant advantages, including a federal seal of approval. Premiums and benefits for the multistate insurance plans will be negotiated by the United States Office of Personnel Management, the agency that arranges health benefits for federal employees.


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