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Opponents of the measure say it still smacks of hypocrisy from a Republican Party that has long argued against government interference in businesses and for a free-market philosophy in legislating.
Blackmon argues such criticism is unfair.
Earlier this month, Blackmon said because the Affordable Care Act requires all taxpayers to have health insurance, agents in small towns are handling more individual plans than before.
Insurance companies, he said, were not always paying commissions for those less profitable plans