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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Friday, July 11, 2008

States Moving Toward Comprehensive Health Care Reform

The Kaiser Family Foundation has been following state health care reform initiatives.  The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured writes,

Kaiser_commission_on_medicaid_and_4 With the problem of the uninsured continuing to grow, states have taken the lead in developing proposals to reform their health care systems with the goal of significantly increasing the number of people with health care coverage.  Three states, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont, have enacted and are implementing reform plans that seek to achieve near universal coverage of state residents.  Many other governors and legislators have announced comprehensive reform proposals or have established commissions charged with developing recommendations on how to expand coverage.  As of July 2008, three states have enacted and fourteen states are moving toward comprehensive reform.

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