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It was proposed in the House version but later removed, because the Republicans screamed bloody blue murder.

Link, please.

As I recall, the sale of insurance across state lines was proposed by Republicans at the "health care reform summit" with Democrats. This idea (as well as other proven cost-cutting ideas proposed by Republicans such as tort reform, tax reform and expansion of HSA's) were completely ignored by Democrats who wrote their own bill without any Republican input and forced it through on a slim majority without a single Republican vote.

Here's a news report that outlines pre-summit 2010 Republican proposals including the sale of insurance across state lines:

However, ObamaCare does provide the ability for states to form regional exchanges so there can be some limited insurance sales across state lines if your state decides to join with other states.

I wasn't aware of this. Why make only this modest possible improvement rather than creating a national health care insurance market?

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