It sounds like states may have a choice as to whether they want to participate in a public health insurance program if Congress passes (and Obama signs) a health care reform bill with an opt-out clause.
As best I can tell, the states will have this option after a year or so of the federal laws passage. If this happens, it seems to me to be a readymade key component of any state legislator candidate or gubernatorial candidate's platform. So how about it candidates? Potential candidates? Forumpians? Should South Dakota opt in? Or opt out?
Howie? Heidpriem? Anyone... anyone... Bueller?