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With new online health insurance exchanges set to launch Tuesday, consumers in many Southern and Plains states will have to look harder for information on how the marketplaces work than their counterparts elsewhere.

In Republican-led states that oppose the federal Affordable Care Act, the strategy has ranged from largely ignoring the health overhaul to encouraging residents not to sign up and even making it harder for nonprofit organizations to provide information about the exchanges.

Health care experts worry that ultimately consumers in these states could end up confused about the exchanges, and the overall rollout of the law could be hindered.

“Without the shared planning and the cooperation of the state government, it’s much harder for them to be ready to implement this complicated law,” said Rachel Grob of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who has studied differences in how states are implementing segments of the law.

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