Chaney says position on exchange not swayed

State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney on Friday disputed media reports that said he had changed his position on creating an insurance exchange where people can shop for health care coverage.

“I want to make it clear that my position regarding the health insurance exchange has not changed,” said the Republican insurance commissioner who has been working with an advisory board to develop the exchange as part of the federal health care act.

The federal law gives states the option to develop exchanges by 2014 where people can shop for the best insurance option for them. Under the law, the federal government will enact exchanges in states that do not develop their own.

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7/14/12