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Monday, August 1, 2011

Florida Says No Thanks to Obamacare Dollars


“When it comes to pursuing federal largess, most of the states that oppose the 2010 health care law have refused to let either principle or politics block their paths to the trough. If Washington is doling out dollars, Republican governors and legislators typically figure they might as well get their share. Then there is Florida. Despite having the country’s fourth-highest unemployment rate, its second-highest rate of people without insurance and a $3.7 billion budget gap this year, the state has turned away scores of millions of dollars in grants made available under the Affordable Care Act. And it is not pursuing grants worth many millions more.” (New York Times)

Funny how a government action consistent with stated principle is so rare it makes the news.

FEE Timely Classic
“Health Care and Radical Monopoly” by Kevin A. Carson