(SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE) President Obama’s re-election solidified the future of national health care, and now it’s up to the states to carry it out.

They have to work quickly.

By Friday, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia must let the Obama administration know whether they plan to set up their own insurance exchanges, a key element of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, or let the federal government do it for them.

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