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    I think they'll come around. There was a story in the Post-Dispatch saying some Republicans are starting to talk about ways that Missouri might be able to run it.

    Some Republican lawmakers have been quietly discussing proposals that could help Missouri run its own exchange.

    State Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, said he’s still working through some ideas to see whether they are feasible.

    “I believe the Legislature should move forward with creating a state-based health insurance exchange,” he said. “I’d rather have an exchange with rules set by people in Missouri than by unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.”

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    I read a story about Medicare implementation back in the 60's. Some states balked and squawked but after it became clear that the program was working well in other states, the pressure was just too much and the outliers jumped on board.

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