Federal Healthcare Reform

As Congress debates an overhaul of the nation’s health care system, state officials pondered the effects any action would have on them and their budgets. Policymakers on both sides of the aisle saw potential problems.

State eNews Issue #37 | January 6, 2010

As states brace for changes that could come with federal health care reform, many state officials are concerned about the cost.

But that’s only part of the challenge, said Alan Weil, executive director of the nonpartisan National Academy for State Health Policy based in Washington, D.C.

“Obviously states are struggling under the burden of financing programs they already run,” Weil said. “...