Skip to comments.Newly-Elected Governors to Target Health-Care Legislation: WSJ
Posted on 11/08/2010 9:19:17 AM PST by Libloather
Newly-Elected Governors to Target Health-Care Legislation: WSJ
Published November 05, 2010
Newly-elected Republican governors were already planning to blunt key parts of the US health care overhaul and join lawsuits against it, suggesting states could trump Congress as the hottest front in the fight over the law, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
Republicans recaptured at least 11 governors' seats from Democrats in Tuesday's election. Democrats reclaimed at least two seats from Republicans, in California and Hawaii.
While governors cannot avoid much of the law, they can throw sand in its gears and keep states out of involvement in a central part of it -- new exchanges for selling insurance policies.
Wisconsin's Republican governor-elect Scott Walker met with lawmakers Wednesday to discuss how to minimize the state's participation in the law's expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state insurance program for the poor.
Walker is worried that the Medicaid expansion, initially paid for by the federal government, would be too costly once states must begin paying for a portion of it in 2017.
"Free money is not free," he said in an interview. "If we can't afford it, it doesn't matter how much of it is free."
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