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Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 06/29/2012

McDonnell hopes health-care law will be repealed

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has been making the rounds on national TV the last day or two to talk about the Supreme Courts’s decision to uphold the federal health-care law.

McDonnell will meet with staff to determine how Virginia will move forward to create a health insurance exchange.

States are required to set up exchanges for residents to purchase health care, but the Virginia General Assembly failed to do so this year and may have to return for a special session.

McDonnell told CNN that the state would comply with the law but that he hoped it would be repealed by a new Congress and president.

“The people of Virginia don’t want this law, so we’ve got some challenges in addressing it,” McDonnell said.

His counterpart to the north, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), said Friday that McDonnell has not prepared his state to implement the health-care law.

“We are ready and willing and very happy to share what we’ve learned in this process with governors of both parties,” O’Malley said.

Read more at the Maryland Politics blog.

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