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Medica weighs staying in Iowa’s health exchange next year

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s last healthcare insurer to sell policies to individuals statewide through the federal Affordable Care Act said Monday it needs to know more about how the state’s insurance market will function next year before making a final promise to stay.

Minnesota-based Medica has preliminary plans to sell insurance in Iowa next year in the individual market and expects to make an announcement soon, spokesman Larry Bussey said.