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States most likely to win under healthcare overhaul are home to its biggest foes

Los Angeles Times, September 2, 2009

Some of the most vociferous opposition to the healthcare reform proposals before the House and Senate comes from residents of rural states that could benefit most if the present system is revamped. "The states that tend to be more conservative have a higher rate of people who are uninsured," said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, which backs a healthcare overhaul. "As a result, healthcare reform is going to provide a disproportionate amount of resources to those states."