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February 19, 2013

National health care experiment begins

  • Who will do a better job getting uninsured people covered, the states or the feds?
  • By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is unfolding as a national experiment with American consumers as the guinea pigs: Who will do a better job getting uninsured people covered, the states or the feds?

    The nation is about evenly split between states that decided by Friday's deadline they want a say in running new insurance markets and states that are defaulting to federal control because they don't want to participate in “Obamacare.” That choice was left to state governments under the law: Establish the market or Washington will.


     
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