States are planning large expansions in healthcare coverage this year in an aggressive and potentially costly attempt to reduce the ranks of the 42.4 million Americans who are uninsured.
The states are acting at a time when Congress, now under Democratic control for the first time since 1994, is putting health care lower on its agenda.
Governors and state legislators in both parties and most states have made expanded medical coverage a priority for legislatures, all 50 of which are in session this year, 43 starting this month.
Popular proposals include guaranteeing medical coverage to all children, subsidizing medical .....
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I think drastic action needs to be taken on this issue, the current system sucks!!! I know many WORKING people who do not have health insurance because they can't afford it thru their employer, or otherwise.