Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell, an unapologetic big-city liberal who campaigned as a healthcare reformer, might have been expected to propose a plan to cover the 900,000 Pennsylvanians who are uninsured. And he did so, after winning re-election last year in a landslide. But like other governors in the vanguard of health policy, Rendell also concluded that such a move would be unaffordable, and perhaps politically unattainable, without serious efforts to control costs. FULL STORY
A state finds no easy fixes on healthcare
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