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Judge Denies Bid To Halt Insurance Exchange Rules

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Governor Bill Haslam speaks to reporters about the health insurance exchange following the ribbon cutting of the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville. (NewsChannel 5) Governor Bill Haslam speaks to reporters about the health insurance exchange following the ribbon cutting of the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville. (NewsChannel 5)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A judge has denied an effort to block emergency rules covering people dispensing advice about the new health insurance exchange in Tennessee that launches Tuesday.

Chancellor Russell T. Perkins ruled Monday evening that the state's rules would not immediately do irreparable harm. He scheduled the next hearing on the lawsuit filed by the Tennessee Justice Center for Oct. 9.

The case filed on behalf of the League of Women Voters and several individuals argued that the state's rules requiring background checks for advisers was too broad and could affect a wide range of people trying to help others gain coverage.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has defended the rules as helping to prevent fraud.

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