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American federalism in practice : the formulation and by Michael Doonan

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The result was a compromise. Conservative and liberals were quick to drop any ideological notions of federalism when their interests were at stake. The details of the statute and the floor debates show individual members from both parties adding restrictions to the bill. There was bipartisan support to restrict coverage to uninsured children, prevent shifting from private or other public programs to CHIP, require certain data collection and reporting requirements, reduce the possibility of fraud and abuse, and limit administrative costs.

Joined together to include a mental health parity provision. Senator Domenici had argued vigorously against the Child Bill when it was first proposed, but having a close relative with mental illness, he now sought to mandate state action in an area of deep personal concern. ”39 What the States Wanted and What They Got State influence on the development of CHIP in Congress can be seen by comparing what states asked for and what was actually included in the legislation. Representatives from the National Governors Association and the National Conference of State Legislatures were clear about what states wanted: a consistent funding stream, flexibility to design and implement their own programs, and limited federal oversight.

Negotiations took center stage when solutions were unclear and resolution was in the interest of both parties. These findings foreshadow the opportunities and challenges for national reform; they also hint at potential unanticipated consequences. Simply boosting federal funding for Medicaid expansions and for health care exchanges will not be enough. Political opposition at the state level can slow, stall, or completely prevent reform, but opposition can be quieted by early success and a greater awareness among federal officials of the challenges that states face.

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