MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Governor Scott Walker says Wisconsin will not set up a state-run health insurance exchange under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Instead, Walker told the Obama administration Friday that Wisconsin will leave that responsibility to the federal government.
Governor Walker sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius notifying the federal government of Wisconsin's decision on the impletmentation of health insurance exchanges.
Walker's highly anticipated decision was not unexpected given his long opposition to the law. He stopped implementation last year on the hopes the law would be overturned either by the U.S. Supreme Court or Republicans following the November election.
Walker announced his intention Friday despite the federal government late Thursday giving states an additional month to decide.
News 8 joined a conference call with Governor Walker at about 10:45 a.m. Stay with News 8 and News8000.com for more on the health insurance exchange.
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