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Colorado Moving Ahead with State Health Exchange

Colorado appears poised to join other states planning expanded marketplaces for health insurance under a compromise deal announced Monday by Democrats, Republicans and Gov. John Hickenlooper. A bill introduced in the Senate on Monday sets up a health exchange, which is an insurance marketplace where customers can comparison shop. Supporters say health exchanges pull down prices because they allow individuals and small business to pool risk and get rates usually available only to large businesses.