Snyder: Glad More Time to Consider Health Exchange

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LANSING, Mich. (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 said he's glad to have more time to work on the issue.

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