Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Colorado not the only state pursuing a compact to undermine health reform

The news website stateline.org offers a good overview of interstate compacts, a strategy some states are using in an attempt to undermine the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Some Colorado lawmakers are following that approach, as we reported in last week's edition of Health Law and Policy Update.

The Colorado Center on Law and Policy comes down on the side of patients' groups and consumer advocates, who the Stateline story says argue that "leaving health care policy to states would perpetuate extreme differences in quality of care and eliminate any accountability for the way states spend federal health dollars."

Check out the full Stateline story: Interstate compacts offer new weapon against health care plan.

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