So much for the sovereignty of the states:
Several states and communities are moving to provide universal health coverage for their residents, but a federal law is blocking their efforts.
Many of the proposals require employers either to offer health coverage themselves or pay into a public fund to help cover the uninsured.
Some employers say that conflicts with a federal law that bars states from requiring or regulating employer-provided benefits such as health coverage. The law, which protects private-sector companies from having to meet a patchwork of state and local demands, is supported by businesses.
Again business is winning and the people are losing. Talk about giving capitalism a bad name.