READ: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Sends Letter to Feds, Says State Won't Create Obamacare Health Exchanges
America's Newsroom reported on this story moments ago:
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says Wisconsin will not set up a health insurance exchange under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Instead, Walker told the Obama administration Friday that Wisconsin will leave that responsibility to the federal government.
Walker's highly anticipated decision was not unexpected given his long opposition to the law. He stopped implementation last year on the hopes the law would be overturned either by the U.S. Supreme Court or Republicans following the November election.
Walker announced his intention Friday despite the federal government late Thursday giving states an additional month to decide.
Here is Walker's letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: