Factbox: States and healthcare reform

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Many states are worried that the healthcare reform plan approved by the House of Representatives on Sunday will usurp their sovereignty and place more demands on their already stretched budgets.

The plan provides funding to help states through the healthcare overhaul, which would require Americans to have health insurance and cover more people under the Medicaid system for the poor that states and the government administer.

Some states may sue, while others are trying to pass their own laws and constitutional amendments to keep health insurance optional.

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