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Implementing Obamacare in a red state: A report from the front
Implementing Obamacare in a red state: A report from the front

If you're handing out New Year's best wishes for the "losers" in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, save some heart for the people tasked with implementing the new law in red states -- the dozens of states where legislative obstruction has left more than 5 million Americans without access to health insurance.  You might even shed a tear for the Republican politicians who blocked Obamacare on grounds that it would mean an unwarranted intrusion of the federal government into state affairs -- yet in doing so have opened the way to greater federal intervention in their healthcare systems, through the substitution of the federal healthcare exchange for homegrown...

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