CONCORD, N.H. — A committee advising New Hampshire state agencies on implementing the federal health care overhaul law is getting an update on where things stand.

The Health Exchange Advisory Board, which represents consumers, health care providers, insurers and businesses, is meeting Friday in Concord. On the agenda is a discussion of the latest attempt to bring federal money to New Hampshire to help consumers understand their options under the new law.

The state insurance department has been awarded a $5 million grant to educate consumers before enrollment in new insurance markets starts Oct. 1, but Republicans have blocked the state from accepting it. Last week, the insurance department said a different group — the quasi-governmental New Hampshire Health Plan — had applied to accept the money, instead.

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