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OBAMA TO EMPOWER STATES IN HEALTH CARE DEBATE

Posted by Admin Posted on Feb 28 2011

President Obama told governors they could apply for innovation waivers from the individual mandate in 2014. Each state could develop its own approach to health care reform, provided it offered equivalent benefits, equivalent affordability, equivalent coverage of the population, and budget neutrality (at least for the federal budget).

The President drew a line at complete repeal, saying he would not refight old battles.

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