The Supreme Court's ruling in June to uphold the Affordable Care Act has left states with a number of decisions to make. While coverage surrounding the Court's decision was focused on the individual mandate, that mandate was part of a broader plan to ensure that every state in the nation have an operational health insurance exchange, or marketplace, by January 2014.
In the next few months, states have some things to do:
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