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Gov. Walker faces health care deadline on Friday


MADISON (WKOW) – Gov. Scott Walker faces a Friday deadline to tell President Barack Obama's administration what he intends to do about health care.

The governor met privately with advisers immediately after Obama won re-election.  Walker had no plans to publicly 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.

Business groups and liberal health care advocates are pressuring Gov. Walker to create a state-run exchange under the federal health care law.

According to The Associated Press, those with an interest in the process said they have not been involved with Walker's administration on coming up with a plan.

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