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Sam Baker Jun 12
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Iowa asks HHS to help save its ACA exchange

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Iowa — Exhibit A in Republicans' argument that the Affordable Care Act isn't working — is asking the Trump administration for help as it tries to "avoid a total collapse" of its individual insurance market. And its plan has a few things in common with congressional Republicans' health care proposals — namely, a new system of financial help, which would shift away from older consumers, toward younger ones.

Iowa's insurance regulators released a proposal today that they believe would stop insurers from fleeing the state altogether. But they'd need both money and permission from the federal government to implement it.