Conservatives Pushing States To Op Out Of Federal Health Reform Legislation

Conservative politicians in states such as Florida and Arizona are proposing measures to opt out of federal health reform legislation, according to a report by the New York Times.

The Goldwater Institute in Arizona, for example, is sponsoring such a measure as an amendment on the state constitution that will be the Arizona ballot next year, and it is looking to put it on ballots in other states.

Insurance companies, hospitals and other health care interests have become involved in these state-level movements, hoping that they can influence the final wording of the federal bill.

Read the New York Times‘ report on health reform.