Massachusetts Sen. Richard Moore Says Washington Should Let States Work Out Their Own Health Care Programs

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Massachusetts state Sen. Richard Moore tells the State Net Capitol Journal that Washington D.C. should help states develop their own universal health care efforts instead of trying to force feed them a "one-size-fits-all" plan that voters don't want.

With federal health care reform on the ropes, Washington D.C. is better off helping states develop their own universal health care efforts than to keep trying to force feed them a "one-size-fits-all" plan that voters don't want, says Massachusetts state Sen. Richard Moore. Moore's comments came in an interview with the State Net Capitol Journal.

Moore, one of the key architects of the Bay State's historic universal health care reform legislation in 2006, says most states would be willing to accept some national standards, but no state wants to surrender its control over its own insurance laws or the quality of its own health care services.

Moore also contends that the Obama administration and Congress has not done a good job of listening to people's concerns over the stagnant economy, or in making a case for how health reform will be good for the economy in the long run.

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References: Ehisen, Rich. (2010, Feb 15, 2010). "A few words with: MASSACHUSETTS Sen. Richard Moore"


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