Wis. Latest To Defer Health Insurance Exchange To Feds

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 1:50 PM EST) -- Citing concerns about long-term funding, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday announced he would defer to the federal government for construction of a health insurance exchange, adding to the sizable list of states shunning a pillar of the Affordable Care Act.

The Republican governor, who faced heavy pressure from interest groups on both sides of the issue, said he chose not to pursue a state-based or partnership exchange because of risks that Washington would leave his state with responsibility for bankrolling the exchanges, which could cost...
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