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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:29 AM
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Foes of health-care law are among states receiving federal money to implement it
Source: Wash. Post

Thirteen states were awarded nearly $220 million in federal grants Tuesday to help them erect the private health-insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of the 2010 health-care law including eight led by Republican governors who opposed the legislation.

The announcement by the Obama administration brings the number of states that have received such grants to 29. It also highlights the dual path that many Republican state leaders have been following when it comes to the law petitioning the Supreme Court to strike it down, even as they ready their states for implementation in the event that the justices uphold the statute.

Six of the states granted funding Tuesday are party to the challenge to the law: Alabama, Arizona, Idaho, Michigan, Maine and Nebraska. In New Mexico and Tennessee, Republican officials have been slow to take key steps toward setting up the marketplaces known as exchanges. And in April, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) vetoed a bill adopted by the states majority-Democratic legislature that would have established a state-based exchange.

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