Let states implement health reform however they want?
Ezra Klein has a great article on a proposal by Senators Scott Brown (R, Mass) and Ron Wyden (D, Ore).
It basically says- go ahead, try to insure as many people as the federal health overhaul plans to insure. If you can do it, you don’t have to follow any of the national requirements AND you’ll still get the same federal funds. From Klein-
What Wyden and Brown are offering is the chance for the various sides to prove that they’re right. If industry players make the system work better, then the states that prize their involvement will prosper. If conservative solutions are more efficient, that will be clear when their beneficiaries save money. If liberal ideas really work better, it’s time we found out. Forget repeal and replace, or even reform and replace. How about compete and succeed?
Could be an appealing challenge to folks who say they can do a better job. I’d like to see how far this proposal goes.