The Senate Commerce Committee voted 3-2 against HB 668, which would have moved New Hampshire towards a partnership healthcare exchange under the Affordable Health Care Act. In 2012, Governor Lynch signed HB 1297 into law. HB 1297 prohibits the state of New Hampshire from planning, creating, or participating in a state health care exchange. The bill also establishes guidelines for interaction with a federally facilitated exchange created for New Hampshire. The entire Senate will vote on HB 668 next week.