Source: The Connecticut Mirror | Connecticut |
March 4, 2013
The federal government has rejected the state's controversial request to tighten Medicaid eligibility, a change that had been expected to leave more than 13,000 poor adults without health care coverage.
GOP leaders in Texas are remaining firm about not doing the Medicaid expansion as designed in the Affordable Care Act, but are leaving the door open to work with the Obama administration if they are given more flexibility.
Source: Detroit Free Press | Michigan |
March 1, 2013
The framework of the Affordable Care Act is beginning to take shape in Michigan, as state legislators, some reluctantly, agreed to begin setting up the policies and processes needed to implement the sweeping national health care reform.
At issue is whether the act’s Section 5 provision, which requires all or part of 16 states to get any changes to election law pre-approved by either the Justice Department or a federal court, is still necessary and constitutional in today’s world.
Now that expanded background checks seem to be the only initiative that may pass Congress, the most powerful bloc of gun-control proponents in the country is conceding that the gripping sense of outrage following the Sandy Hook massacre has ebbed.
Source: Politico | Maricopa County, Ariz. |
February 28, 2013
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he has a solution for the federal government’s mass release of illegal immigrants to cut costs ahead of the sequester: Send them for free to his “Tent City," where prisoners sleep in tents and are required to wear pink underwear.