Red and Blue States Move Further Apart on Health Policy
This is an excerpt from the original article, which can be found in full at https://www.wsj.com/articles/red-and-blue-states-move-further-apart-on-health-policy-1519813801
Democratic and Republican states are moving in opposite directions on health policy, leaving Americans with starkly divergent options for care depending on where they live.
The Trump administration and congressional Republicans, by easing many of the Affordable Care Act’s nationwide requirements after failing last year to repeal the entire law, are effectively turning major components of health policy over to the states. The roughly half of states controlled by Republicans are therefore moving aggressively to roll back the...