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In Some States, a Push to Ban Mandate on Insurance

Editor’s note: What does this article say about health reform?

ST. PAUL — In more than a dozen statehouses across the country, a small but growing group of lawmakers is pressing for state constitutional amendments that would outlaw a crucial element of the health care plans under discussion in Washington: the requirement that nearly everyone buy insurance or pay a penalty.

Approval of the measures, the lawmakers suggest, would set off a legal battle over the rights of states versus the reach of federal power — an issue that is, for some, central to the current health care debate but also one that has tentacles stretching into many other matters, including education and drug policy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/us/29states.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

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September 29, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Letting the state governments have a role in health-care legislation risks capture or veto by the industry, yet consolidation at the US level is inconsistent with a Union that stretches over a continent. There is a way out of this dilemma. See http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/12/29/the-health-care-industry-dominating-the-states-federalism-as-capture/

    Comment by euandus2 | December 29, 2009 | Reply


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