sam brownback http://kbia.org en Political Points vs. Sound Policy? http://kbia.org/post/political-points-vs-sound-policy <p>Republican lawmakers in red states are in a pickle. The Affordable Care Act requires each state to set up a health care exchange designed to bring down insurance costs for consumers. Republicans want no part of anything related to Obama&#39;s health care reform law, which they see as a federal intrusion on states rights. But if state lawmakers don&#39;t set up an exchange, the federal government will. In September, Republican senators in Missouri <a href="http://kbia.org/post/health-care-exchanges-spark-clash">prevented</a> the state from accepting $21 million of federal money to lay the groundwork for an exchange. Next door, the Sunflower State is in a similar quandary, reports Bryan Thompson of Kansas Public Radio.</p><p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:12:21 +0000 Jacob Fenston 2975 at http://kbia.org Political Points vs. Sound Policy?