States

    • Obama Administration Awaits Florida Judge's Next Health Law Ruling

      Politico reports that the expected ruling could be another blow for the White House. Meanwhile, The Hill analyzes the importance of the fact that all the judges who have ruled thus far on health law challenges have agreed that the individual mandate involves a penalty, not a tax.

      (Daily Report) Feb 28, 2011

    • Politics Play Into State Implementation Issues

      The AP reports that some GOP governors are flexing their political muscle to undermine the health law. Meanwhile, a Democratic governor is considering using her veto power on a bill passed by the state legislature that challenges the federal law.

      (Daily Report) Feb 28, 2011

    • 'RomneyCare' Continues To Create Political Sparks

      As one former GOP governor softens his criticism, Massachusetts' current Democratic governor chimes in with kudos for the state health overhaul that Romney oversaw when he was that state's chief executive.

      (Daily Report) Feb 28, 2011

    • Govs Vs. Feds: Who Will Play The 'Power Card' In The Medicaid Struggle

      Medicaid is the rope in the current tug of war between the states and the federal government over health reform. So far, the feds think they are winning. But don’t discount the governors.

      (Daily Report) Feb 28, 2011

    • Governors' Wish List For Medicaid

      A sampling of Medicaid changes some state chief executives would advance if they were given more flexibility from the federal government. This issue is likely to be a hot topic this weekend as the governors convene in Washington, D.C. for their winter meeting.

      (Daily Report) Feb 28, 2011

    • First Edition: February 28, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the budget struggles the nation's governors continue to face -- with Medicaid spending a central issue.

      (Daily Report) Feb 28, 2011

    • Govs vs. Feds: Who Will Play The 'Power Card' In The Medicaid Struggle?

      Medicaid is the rope in the current tug of war between the states and the federal government over health reform. So far, the feds think they are winning. But don’t discount the governors.

      (Column) Feb 28, 2011

    • Governors Want Flexibility From Federal Officials On Health Issues

      Growing Medicaid costs and the federal health law are among the items being discussed at governors' winter meeting.

      (Daily Report) Feb 27, 2011

    • Progressive Groups Offer Support For Maintaining Medicaid Requirements

      Battle lines are emerging regarding state budget issues and federal Medicaid rules in advance of this weekend's National Governors Association meeting and a House Committee hearing next week.

      (Daily Report) Feb 25, 2011

    • Governors' Wish List For Medicaid

      A sampling of Medicaid changes some state chief executives would advance if they were given more flexibility from the federal government. This issue is likely to be a hot topic this weekend as the governors convene in Washington, D.C. for their winter meeting.

      (Story) Feb 25, 2011