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Health insurance law at stake in R.I. governor's race

The Providence Journal, September 7, 2010

Are you wondering how the federal health-care overhaul will affect you here in Rhode Island? To a large degree, the answer depends on who becomes the next governor.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gives states considerable leeway in deciding how to implement its provisions, intended to make sure people have health insurance. A governor’s attitude toward the law will be critical in shaping a state’s health-care system as the overhaul rolls out.

In Rhode Island, one of 37 states facing elections for governor this year, voters concerned about health care have a range of clear choices when they elect a successor to Governor Carcieri in November.