States -- including California, where female prisoners were involuntarily sterilized as late as 2013 -- are figuring out how to compensate the victims.
All states will inevitably have to find ways to reform how they pay for Medicaid services. Right now, that way is looking like accountable care organizations.
Many state and local agencies fail to properly oversee waiting lists for government programs.
Much of what drives premium prices is beyond government control, but a case can be made for certain state policies that seem to help minimize premium spikes.