Groups want Walker to have state run exchange

Walker faces Friday deadline
Groups want Walker to have state run exchange

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 said they have not been involved with Walker’s administration on coming up with a plan.

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