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Groups Pressure Walker for Health Care Exchange

Posted at: 11/11/2012 2:44 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An array of interests including business groups and liberal health care advocates are united in pressuring Gov. Scott Walker to create a state-run exchange under the federal health care law.

Walker faces a Friday deadline to tell President Barack Obama's administration what he intends to do. The governor met privately with advisers immediately after Obama won re-election and had no plans to publically announce what direction he's headed until after Monday.

Walker has three choices: create a state-run virtual marketplace for the public to shop for private insurance; let the federal government set it up; or a combination approach.

Those with an interest in the process contacted by The Associated Press say they have not been involved with Walker's administration on coming up with a plan.

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