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D.C. to try to phase out non-exchange market

Managers of the District of Columbia have agreed to phase out the district's non-exchange small-group health insurance market over two years, instead of shutting all of it down in 2014.

Members of the board of the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority voted unanimously recently to adopt a "two -year transition to a health insurance market in which insurers will compete for business based on price, quality, and choice," exchange officials said.

Opponents of PPACA are fighting to block implementation of the law, and D.C. employers and agents could continue to fight the D.C. exchange authority decision on the non-exchange market.

If the transition plan works as the authority expects:

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