In the Health Care Reform Debate, Governors Are Everywhere
Everywhere I turn in the federal health care debate, there's a governor. -Governors' concerns about the expansion of Medicaid are front-page news. -Twenty-one Democratic ...
Everywhere I turn in the federal health care debate, there's a governor.
-Governors' concerns about the expansion of Medicaid are front-page news.
-Twenty-one Democratic governors signed a letter supporting health care reform, while six didn't (Arkansas' Mike Beebe, Wyoming's Dave Freudenthal, Oklahoma's Brad Henry, New Hampshire's John Lynch, Missouri's Jay Nixon and North Carolina's Bev Perdue).
-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he supports President Obama's plans too.
-Lastly, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, a Republican, says Congress should pass a bill this year. I mention that one because Thompson in endorsing President Obama's efforts, Thompson is acting with the partisan and ideological independence of a former elected official. In other words, despite being nominally undecided on a new campaign, he's not acting like someone who is running for governor in 2010.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Rise in Early Cervical Cancer Detection Linked to Obamacare1 day ago
Video Just the Latest Stain on Chicago Police's Decades-Long Record of Misconduct1 day ago
On Immigration, Feds and Texas Play Chess1 day ago
Pension Cuts Win Federal Court Support in Chattanooga1 day ago
Amid Financial Turmoil, Florida City Fires Its New Manager1 day ago