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Governor: health insurance exchange info coming soon

Gov. Scott Walker speaks on his Wisconsin Working plan at MCL Industries in Pulaski, Jan. 9, 2012. (courtesy of FOX 11).
Gov. Scott Walker speaks on his Wisconsin Working plan at MCL Industries in Pulaski, Jan. 9, 2012. (courtesy of FOX 11).

UNDATED (WSAU-WRN)   The governor is offering few clues about when the state will release information about new federal health care exchanges.

Sign-ups for the exchanges are set to begin in a little over five weeks, but Wisconsinites still don't know what plans will be available to them and how much they will cost. Governor Scott Walker says those details are still being worked out. He and fellow Republicans passed on setting up a state-based exchange, opting instead to have the federal government run the program. The governor says he continues to have concerns about what individual insurance buyers will have to pay for coverage.

There are some concerns that the federal government could delay implementation...much like it did with a mandate for employers earlier this year.  Supporters of the reforms say they're worried the governor will try to hold up key provisions of the law in an attempt to turn public opinion against it.

Open enrollment for the exchanges is currently scheduled to start on October first. The actual insurance coverage won't begin until January, 2014.

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