Column - A Message To Health Law Critics: It's Not About A Lack Of Flexibility

In his latest Kaiser Health News column, Jonathan Cohn writes about the response by conservative critics to President Obama's move to support giving governors some flexibility in implementing the health law's mandates. When it comes to Obama's proposal, some have a point: "It wouldn't allow them to enact the sorts of health care reforms they would prefer. But that's because their proposals wouldn't come even close to making health care affordable for all Americans. The real problem here, in other words, isn't the lack of flexibility in the health law. It's the lack of workable ideas from critics on the right" (3/1). Read the column.

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