GOP Governors Won't Block Health Law

There are too many federal dollars at stake -- and too many wheels already in motion -- to reverse course completely.

GOP control in more states will definitely slow implementation of the health law, but don’t expect the newly elected governors and legislators to go too far in saying no. While many successful Republican candidates made repealing or blocking the law a central part of their campaigns, once they are in office they will find it hard to make good on those promises.

And because there is little prospect that Congress will repeal the law, the best that GOP opponents in the states can do is slow down implementation of some provisions.

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Martha Lynn Craver
Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter