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States should embrace expanded health care

NOW THAT the Supreme Court has ruled President Obama’s health law constitutional, it would be heartening to see the hyper-partisanship and hyperbole fade, and a more reasonable perspective reassert itself.

If political level-headedness prevailed, several constructive changes might be accomplished. Congress could give the states greater flexibility early on to design innovative care alternatives. Policymakers might also consider adding a broader reinsurance program to pay for the most expensive medical cases, thereby taking those patients out of the regular system and easing pressures on premiums.

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