Originally Posted by Apoplectic1
Promote them sure, but provide them? That's where the federal government would be overstepping their bounds.
If the states wanted to do it (like Tenessee and Massachusettss do already) they can do so by the right given to them in the tenth amendment of the US Constitution. The federal government has no such rights.
Well in my opinion, the federal government should not be involved with healthcare. Its actually an unusual situation, especially when one considers the sovereignty the states of the US have when compared to other federations.
However, states have by and large failed to ensure adequate healthcare for their citizens. Given that Obamacare is a very loose system, states can still implement their own systems. Really should be a way for them to opt out of medicaid and medicare if they do so however.