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Some GOP Leaders Still Resist The Health Law, Others View It As Political Reality

News outlets offer varying takes on how governors and state leaders are interacting with the health law.

The Washington Post: States Find New Ways To Resist Health Law
Several Republican-led states at the forefront of the campaign to undermine President Obama’s health-care law have come up with new ways to try to thwart it, refusing to enforce consumer protections, for example, and restricting federally funded workers hired to help people enroll in coverage. And in at least one state, Missouri, local officials have been barred from doing anything to help put the law into place (Somashekhar, 8/28).

The Associated Press/Washington Post: GOP Governors On 2014 Ballot In Swing States Are Accepting Political Reality Of Health Law
Despite unrelenting pressure by congressional Republicans to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, GOP governors in swing-voting states are grudgingly bowing to the reality that "Obamacare" is the law of the land and almost certainly here to stay. The governors' reluctant acceptance is based on what they call financial prudence and what appears to be political necessity (8/28).

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