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Science, Health and Technology
7:50 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Missouri health exchange opens for business

Signing the Affordable Care Act
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The wait is over for Missourians hoping to find out whether the Affordable Care Act lives up to its name when it comes to shopping for government-backed health insurance.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:23 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

New bill requires health insurance counselors be licensed

Missouri State Capitol
Credit File / KBIA

 Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill that now requires insurance counselors or navigators to be licensed by the state.

The counselors are required to get the license in order to help consumers search for their insurance options on an online marketplace called a health insurance exchange. The exchanges are set to start on October 1st  of this year as part of the Affordable Care Act.  

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