Public Health: A Legislative Easter Egg Hunt in the Health Bill

We looked for the goodies Senate leadership slipped into its newest health care bill for particular states. (Alaska came up a lot.)

The big changes in the new Senate bill — including dropping a tax cut for the rich and rolling back insurance regulation — were meant to influence blocs of senators and to address policy concerns.But there were also many more small changes, apparently calibrated to woo particular lawmakers. A detailed side-by-side comparison of the old and new bills reveals a handful of special provisions meant to favor particular states, some with new funding attached. Here’s our breakdown of what several of...