As expected, Florida missed a Friday deadline to sign up for a partnership with President Barack Obama’s administration to operate a health exchange, an online marketplace that is required for each state under the 2010 federal health care law.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius gave states until midnight Friday to let her know if they wanted to participate with the federal government in joint operation of the online shopping centers where people can purchase health insurance and see if they qualify for federal benefits, including Medicaid. Florida had already missed the deadline for operating its exchange on its own.
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