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      Ill. wants comments on health insurance exchange

      Illinois is seeking public comment on the structure, governance and financing of an online insurance exchange.

      Individuals and small businesses would be able to shop for health coverage through the exchange.

      The nation's new health overhaul law requires the exchanges to be running in states by 2014.

      Illinois' Health Care Reform Implementation Council has more than two dozen questions on its website.

      Questions include: Should health plans compete on price and quality to get into the exchange? Or should all insurers be allowed to sell coverage? Should there be one exchange or two for the individual and small group markets?

      The council wants comments by Dec. 3. They can be sent by e-mail to gov.healthcarereformillinois.gov.

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