(Bloomberg) — A Missouri law requiring licenses for counselors who help consumers find health insurance on Affordable Care Act exchanges was temporarily blocked by a U.S. judge, setting back a measure by a state hostile to the federal health care overhaul statute.

U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith in Jefferson City, Missouri, said the state, which declined to establish its own exchange, was barred from interfering with a program set up under the federal ACA.

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