States With Expanded Health Coverage Fight Bill

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

States that have already broadly expanded health care coverage are pushing back against the Senate overhaul bill, arguing that it unfairly penalizes them in favor of states that have done little or nothing to extend benefits to the uninsured.

With tax revenues down and budgets breaking, the states -- including Arizona, California, New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin -- say they cannot afford to essentially subsidize other states' expansion of health care.

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