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Should states be able to develop their own versions of health-care reform?

Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are introducing legislation that would allow states to develop their own versions of health-care reform. Do you think this is a good idea?

By Abha Bhattarai  |  November 17, 2010; 2:43 PM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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The states can certainly develop seperate supplimental programs, but frankly it would be cheaper to have a solid national plan or public option, very much like in France. Essentially the healthcare is outsourced with Federal regulation, so you get access to the expertise and technology, with solid pay scales and no conflict of interest regarding profit making. People pay into a system through their taxes.

Posted by: lidiworks1 | November 18, 2010 6:26 AM

This is an outrageous idea. Seems to me that is what Bush said years ago with his smart sassy self.

Posted by: mac7 | November 18, 2010 9:38 AM

States could have developed their own system long ago, and some states did. But because of economy of scale the federal govt can always do it for less, and we desperately need the "for less".

Posted by: robison1948 | November 20, 2010 9:08 AM

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