Yes, no, or maybe? See where governors stand on health care law's insurance exchanges

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 4 2012 7:40 a.m. MST

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Exchange option: Federal exchange

Medicaid option: Decision pending

Uninsured residents:128,000

Alaska's Gov. Sean Parnell said in July that his state would not create a state-run health insurance exchange, and that stance remains unchanged, the Miami Herald reported on Nov. 15.

"Federally mandated programs should be paid for by federal dollars," Parnell said in July. "It doesn't make sense to spend Alaskans' dollars to set up an exchange when so much uncertainty exists about how to implement it and how to gain federal approval."

According to healthinusrance.org, a study by Public Consulting Group estimated that the cost of implementing the exchange in Alaska would be about $6.7 million
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