U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told attendees at a press summit yesterday that most states likely will run their own health insurance marketplaces, or partner with neighbors to help expand coverage under the federal health reform law.

"We think that the vast majority of states will choose to either run their own or run their own in conjunction with neighbors" rather than leave it to the federal government, Sebelius told Reuters Health Summit attendees at the New York conference. The Summit invited top executives and officials from the healthcare industry to join Reuters’ reporters for a day-long discussion on health care and reforms.

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