NU Online News Service, Sept. 18, 12:01 p.m. EDT

The Self-Insurance Institute of America Inc. said provisions in health care delivery system reform legislation, unveiled earlier this week, creating a new health insurance marketplace, or exchange, would be "harmful" to the employment-based health care system.

They also argue that the legislation should do more to provide incentives to self-insured plans than it does because these entities are nonprofit entities established solely to provide an employee benefit, while the vendors which would provide services to exchanges would provide more costly services because they would be private entities.

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