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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam appears to prefer to have Tennessee design its own health insurance exchange as required under Democratic President Barack Obama's health care law. But resistance in the GOP-controlled General Assembly may cause the state to hand that power off to the federal government.

States have until Friday to inform the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services whether they plan to set up their own health insurance markets.