The federal government should be helping the states as they try new approaches, not hindering them. But, this bill does not throw a bunch of money at the problem of the uninsured. We're looking for systematic change and encouraging innovation.
My colleagues joined with me in a bipartisan working group, advised by health care policy experts from liberal and conservative think tanks and our able staff members. This collaboration, in these partisan times is rare, gratifying, and another sign of meaningful progress.