ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are waiting to see how they can best move forward with health care legislation, based on how the Supreme Court rules on President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

The high court is expected to release its ruling on Thursday.

Marc Goldberg, a spokesman for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, says Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley and Brown are committed to using the work that’s already been done to the best of the state’s ability.

Maryland has passed legislation to create the health care exchange, setting up standards and regulations to run the program and creating the framework for a marketplace where individuals and small businesses can buy coverage.

Delegate Anthony O’Donnell, the Republican minority leader in the House, has scheduled a news conference in Annapolis to respond to the ruling.

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