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Gov. Walker signals he won’t pursue state health care exchange

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Gov. Scott Walker signaled to the national media Wednesday that Wisconsin likely won’t create its own insurance marketplace as called for under Obamacare, leaving that to the federal government.

Walker has long opposed the federal health-care law but for a time had sought to set up the insurance exchange to adapt to the state’s market and needs, an approach that had the support of key industry groups in the state. Yet with tea party conservatives opposed to advancing the law in any way, Walker’s comments Wednesday suggested he wouldn’t pursue it.

The GOP governor has a conference call with the media scheduled for Friday morning to make the formal announcement.

At a meeting of the Republican Governors Association Wednesday in Las Vegas,. Walker said in an interview that he would prefer a state-based exchange program, but that he doubted that the federal government would allow him to shape it as he saw fit.

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C. Steven Tucker
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» 4 Comments

  1. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 15th, 2012

    Looks like the Capitol in Madison is going to have another sewage problem, not to mention the sh_t all over the rotunda.

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  2. Dr. Tar

    November 15th, 2012

    On Wisconsin!

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  3. bitterclinger

    November 15th, 2012

    Kudos to Gov. Walker! Now if he could just give VA Gov. Bob McDonnell one of his “berries,” we’d be good to go. Unfortunately, our RINO gov is already bent over and grabbing his ankles — even after the VA legislature voted overwhelmingly to condemn ZeroCareDeathPanels.

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  4. John Bernard Books

    November 15th, 2012

    Gov. Heineman (R-NE) announced this afternoon that the state of Nebraska would not have a state exchange, either. Put all the headaches and expense on the feds. We know how that will go.

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