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States look beyond Washington on health

Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2010

Some governors, frustrated by halted federal efforts to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, are introducing their own changes at the state level, the Wall Street Journal reports. A few states, such as Massachusetts, have sought their own solutions to address problems with the healthcare system. But more states appear to be pushing to take the initiative now as they grapple with continued budget shortfalls and as federal efforts to overhaul the country's healthcare system have faltered, the Journal reports.