GOP Governor To Partner With Federal Government To Set Up Insurance Exchange | Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has given up hopes of setting up a state-run health insurance exchange in his state after members of his party repeatedly blocked plans for the program in the legislature, according to The Detroit News. Snyder’s spokeswoman Sara Wurfel said he is working to set up a joint program with the federal government instead. “He would have preferred a state-based exchange so Michigan can control its own destination instead of the feds being in driver’s seat,” Wurfel told The Detroit News. The Affordable Care Act requires every state to set up an insurance exchange, and if a state does not have one ready by deadline, then the federal government will set it up.