February 13, 2007

IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE THEY TRIED THIS FEDERALISM THING:

States and U.S. at Odds on Aid for Uninsured (ROBERT PEAR and RAYMOND HERNANDEZ, 2/13/07, NY Times)

In the absence of federal action, governors and state legislators around the country are transforming the nation's health care system, putting affordable health insurance within reach of millions of Americans in hopes of reversing the steady rise in the number of uninsured, now close to 47 million.

But the states appear to be on a collision course with the Bush administration, whose latest budget proposals create a huge potential obstacle to their efforts to expand coverage. While offering to work with states by waiving requirements of federal law, the Bush administration has balked at state initiatives that increase costs to the federal government.


Passing the bill to the feds isn't revolutionizing.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 13, 2007 8:14 AM
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