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How States Are Handling The Health Care Ruling

Friday, June 29, 2012

Christine Vestal, health policy reporter for Stateline, a news service from the Pew Center on the States, discusses how states are reacting to the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, which upheld the law but allowed states to opt out of some elements.

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Comments [4]

Moishe from Brooklyn

@Maria - you'd think Brian would ask those types of questions...

Jun. 29 2012 10:39 AM
JT from LI

They'll handle this the same way most of the republicans handled the stimulus. They'll publicly denounce it and then take credit later on for the benefits. Luckily for them, republican voters will fall for it.

One day Romney will take credit for this all the way he's taken credit for the success of the Detroit bailout

Jun. 29 2012 10:35 AM
Maria L from Brooklyn

Why does everyone talk about this like free money? To pay for it the people in each of the states will be paying higher taxes to Washington ultimately, so all it is doing is funneling some money back to the states. NY, CA, NJ, CT and other states with higher income workers will be footing a lot of the bills cost.

Jun. 29 2012 10:34 AM

As I asked yesterday, the federal government (Reagan?) penalized the states that refused to raise the drinking age by threatening to take away highway funds?
How is it different with healthcare

Jun. 29 2012 10:26 AM

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