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Indiana insurance chief: Plans will stay canceled

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Indiana Insurance Commissioner Stephen Robertson says he will not ask insurers to restore plans canceled because of the federal health care law.

President Barack Obama has been heavily criticized for promising people could keep their insurance plans, while insurers spiked the plans. Obama did an about-face and said insurers could continue providing plans that do not meet coverage standards for another year.

Robertson said Wednesday that insurers have spent months phasing out old plans and that he cannot force them to restore the canceled plans. The state estimates 108,000 residents lost coverage because of the new law.

The canceled plans are the latest wrinkle in a flawed start to the core of the health law. Troubles with the online federal exchange have persisted since it opened.

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