Sens. Pitch Plan To Let States Opt Out Of Health Reform

Law360, New York (November 19, 2010, 4:48 PM EST) -- Two senators, one Democrat and one Republican, have introduced legislation that would allow states to opt out of some provisions of the federal health care reform law earlier than expected in order to develop their own state-based health care plans.

Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Scott Brown, R-Mass., proposed Section 1332 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which they call the “Waiver for State Innovation.”

As it stands, the health care reform bill allows states to apply for waivers from the federal requirements beginning...
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