Monday, February 28, 2011

The President Gives States Flexibility in Health Reform

The NY Times is reporting that the President is going to announce today that he will back legislation that will allow states to opt out of health reform if their state has a plan to cover as many people as the federal plan would have covered.

Doesn't this moot out the pending lawsuits? After all, any state that doesn't like the individual mandate can just opt out if they have a better way of accomplishing the goal of near universal coverage.

I'm not sure whether this is good or bad, but it's clearly an important move. Jennifer

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