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Some states find burdens in health law

New York Times, March 29, 2010

Across the country, state officials are wading through the minutiae of the healthcare overhaul to understand just how their governments will be affected, the New York Times reports. But it is clear the law may be as much of a burden to some state budgets as it is a boon to uninsured consumers. States with the largest uninsured populations, like Texas and California, might be considered by its backers the biggest winners to emerge from the law, because so many additional residents will have access to health insurance. But because those states are being required to significantly expand their Medicaid programs, they are precisely the ones that will face the biggest financial strains, the Times reports.