Steve Chapman on How Obamacare Proves the Virtues of Federalism


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No issue in recent years has polarized Americans as much as Obamacare. It produced a party-line vote in Congress, a near-fatal court battle, a revolt by states that refused to run exchanges or expand Medicaid, dozens of House votes to repeal it and, now, a bungled launch that could be its undoing. It's a barroom brawl that never ends. Steve Chapman says that it didn't have to be this way, pointing to examples of other once-controversial issues solved by federalism.