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Huntsman wants more action on health insurance

Huntsman wants more action on health insurance

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Health-care insurers say they made good on a promise to Gov. Jon Huntsman by devising a portable plan called Net Care.

The cheap insurance plan would be available to people leaving jobs and employer-sponsored health plans for up to a year, helping in the transition to more permanent coverage.

Net Care would be offered at one-third of the price of the average large-group plan. It would be far cheaper than using COBRA coverage, which allows people to stay on a workplace insurance plan by paying employer premiums.

A person's health history would not be taken into consideration when they apply for Net Care.

Still, Huntsman tells The Salt Lake Tribune he wants to see longer-term improvements in affordable health plans.

Huntsman complains there's too much of a "can't-be-done" attitude on his task force.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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