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Massachusetts rejects policy extension proposal

Massachusetts State House (Thinkstock image)
Massachusetts State House (Thinkstock image)

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' top insurance official said Monday that the state won't allow consumers to keep health insurance policies that fail to meet Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) standards.

State Insurance Commissioner Joseph Murphy said in a letter sent Monday to the Obama administration that substandard insurance policies are "virtually non-existent" in Massachusetts because of its first-in-the-nation health care law that took effect in 2007.

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