Blog | Thursday, March 11, 2010

QD: News Every Day--Federal action leads to states' reaction

Congressional leaders and the White House will introduce health care legislation's latest incarnation to the entire Congress today. Immigration reform and abortion remain sticking points for some Democrats. (AP, The Hill, New York Magazine)

Meanwhile, Virginia's legislature passed a bill that would exempt that state from federal health care reform. It's the first state to reach this point, and legislators recognize their action as symbolic. But 34 other states are lining up to fight state recognition of federal law, setting up a Constitutional debate, albeit a short-lived one. (New York Times, WTVR of Richmond, Va., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, New England Journal of Medicine)