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Gov. Scott Walker's health care exchange decision plays well in some political circles

Governor caught between Tea Party and health care, insurance backers

10:14 PM, Nov. 17, 2012
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Gov. Scott Walker's Friday morning announcement that the federal government will manage a key part of the national health care law wasn't a surprise to most political observers - or the Republican's political opponents.

Within hours of his announcement that Wisconsin will not create its own health insurance exchange market, Democrats accused Walker of being an extremist, focused only on his political career and beholden to the tea party.

Experts say Walker's decision likely was shaped both by policy and political concerns, as he faces a re-election bid in 2014 and speculation as a 2016 ...

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