New initiatives are cropping up in one state after another aimed at helping the uninsured. The most comprehensive efforts have been in Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has attracted national attention for his plan to cover virtually all in that state, and legislative leaders have their own plans. But many other states are also moving toward expanded coverage.
This briefing, cosponsored with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, presented a nationwide roundup, and thoughts on how state-level activity could affect prospects for national health reform.
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