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State officials divided on meaning of judge’s health-care ruling
Washington Post

A day after a federal judge struck down the government’s plan to overhaul the health-care system, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued a stern statement: “This means that, for Wisconsin, the federal health care law is dead,” and that his state “was relieved of any obligations or duties” to carry out the statute. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), on the other hand, pointed to the 700 people in his state with serious medical problems who already found insurance under the law.