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Walker moves to stabilize market amid new lawsuit

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign into law a measure that's designed to stabilize the health insurance market under the Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin, even as fellow Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel has filed a new lawsuit to block the federal law.

Walker planned to sign a $200 million reinsurance bill into law on Tuesday. On Monday, Schimel joined with 19 other attorneys general in filing a federal lawsuit in Texas arguing that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and the entire law should be blocked.

Walker has been a longtime critic of the law known as Obamacare, and argued for years it should be repealed and replaced. But this year he's pushed the reinsurance proposal as a way to stabilize the market and lower costs for the roughly 200,000 people in Wisconsin who purchase insurance under the law.

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