Health care court ruling unlikely to spur action in Wisconsin

Supreme Court expected to issue ruling Thursday

MADISON, Wis. - The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling expected Thursday in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law is unlikely to result in any swift reaction in Wisconsin.

Gov. Scott Walker put a stop to implementing health insurance exchanges in January, saying he wanted to wait until after the Supreme Court ruled.

Earlier this month, Walker went even farther, saying even if the law is upheld, he will not do anything until after the elections, hoping that the next president and Congress will repeal it.

Republican state lawmakers said they are on board with that approach, even as Democrats and health care advocates said the state needs to move forward with consumer protections and other provisions in the federal law.

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