State flexibility provisions
Comprehensive waivers granted for existing laws in Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Oregon and Washington, where ERISA threatens state reforms.
$50 billion in grants would be available over five years for states wanting to enact measures to increase health coverage and access, contain costs, or improve healthcare quality. At the end of the five years, a state health reform advisory board would report to Congress on their progress.
Limited waivers for states wanting to increase administrative efficiencies or provide guidance for the development of improved health delivery systems.