Rhetorical Federalism: The Role of State Resistance in Health Care Decisionmaking
4 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2010 Last revised: 2 Oct 2015
Date Written: October 29, 2010
This paper identifies potential values deriving from the seemingly destructive, distracting health reform nullification movement. Both before and after passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, states engaged in various forms of resistance to the new law. The debate highlights the increased role of government in health care delivery and generates active deliberation of core values and public policy concerns.
Keywords: Health Reform, Nullification, Tenth Amendment, Federalism
JEL Classification: H51, H77, I18
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