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Pennsylvania to join federal exchange; impact on abortion issue unclear

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced Dec. 12 that the state would not set up its own health insurance exchange and instead join the federal exchange, which will cover elective abortions.

Just how the decision will impact such issues as abortion was not totally clear.

At the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, legislative director Maria Vitale Gallagher said she thinks states can opt out of abortion coverage in the federal exchange.

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