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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) — Insurers participating in Obamacare may have to expand their plans to include more federally funded health clinics, safety-net hospitals and other medical providers used by low-income people, under a U.S. proposal.

Health plans offered through government-run insurance exchanges may be required to cover 30 percent of “essential community providers” in each county in 2015, an increase from 20 percent this year, according to a document obtained by Bloomberg News. The proposal will be outlined today in a letter to insurers from the Health and Human Services Department.

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