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The Obama administration has acknowledged the problems that led to the failure of many of the health insurance co-ops that were set up as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and it’s taking steps to make sure the remaining co-ops don’t meet the same fate. 

In particular, the administration hopes to get back some of the $1.17 billion that it loaned to the nonprofit insurers that shuttered. It hopes to divert that money to those that are still operating. 

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