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Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman announced Thursday that his state will choose the federal health insurance exchange program. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday. He has refused to tip his hand on whether New Jersey will set up a federally mandated health insurance exchange or let the federal government handle the chores. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said last week the state could design its own health insurance exchange required under President Obama's health care law. But resistance in the Republican-controlled General Assembly may cause the state to hand that power off to the federal government. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, seen at a news conference in early 2011 before he took office, promised to file a lawsuit soon after he was sworn in. He did. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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