Sebelius: Reform Law Puts States in the ‘Driver’s Seat’
The federal health reform law "puts states in the driver's seat because they often understand their health needs better than anyone else -- and that is why it is so frustrating to hear opponents of reform falsely attack the law as 'nationalized health care,'" HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius writes in a Washington Post opinion piece. Sebelius adds, "The Affordable Care Act gives states incredible freedom to tailor reforms to their needs. The one thing the law does not permit is going back to the broken health insurance system we had a year ago."
- "How the Affordable Care Act Empowers States" (Sebelius, Washington Post, 2/11).