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HHS official to give update on health exchange


MADISON (WKOW) -- The regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to give an update on how the federal government will implement a private health insurance marketplace in Wisconsin. 

Ken Munson was scheduled to speak Monday at the HealthWatch Wisconsin conference. 

Munson is a Milwaukee native who served three times as deputy secretary of the state Department of Health Services, most recently in 2010 and 2011. 

Gov. Scott Walker has decided against the state implementing the health insurance exchange and instead is deferring to President Barack Obama's administration to set it up. 

Walker also rejected a federally funded expansion of Medicaid, instead opting to tighten income eligibility under the state's Medicaid program which will result in more people getting coverage under the exchange. 

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