He’s received the most attention this year for fighting the new health care law. He refused an early expansion of Medicaid and issued an executive order in August that barred Minnesota state agencies from pursuing federal money, even for cost studies, without his approval. Earlier this month, Pawlenty signed onto the lawsuit challenging the law’s constitutionality.
This issue, more than others he talks about, helps Pawlenty differentiate himself from another blue-state governor, Mitt Romney, who worked with his Democratic legislature to create a mandate on individuals to purchase insurance.
Gets good marks from Cato but did fall for the eco-Kool-Aid on cap and tax in the states, initially.
I still remember the frozen windmills.
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