Walker to announce decision on health exchange
MADISON—Gov. Scott Walker plans to announce whether he will implement a state-run health insurance exchange or turn that responsibility over to President Barack Obama’s administration.
States faced a Friday deadline to notify the Obama administration of their plans.
Numerous groups, including the state’s chamber of commerce and the Wisconsin Hospital Association, have urged Walker to have the state run the virtual marketplace where people can shop for private health insurance coverage.
They argue the state ought to have control over how the exchange is set up.
But tea party Republicans and other conservatives are calling on Walker not to implement the exchange and instead leave it to Obama’s administration.
Walker plans to announce his decision Friday morning.