Where States Stand on Expanding Medicaid

Since the Supreme Court ruled that states could opt out of the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid, a public insurance program for the poor, governors and local legislators have been wrestling over what to do. The options: expand and take the federal money that comes with it, reject it outright or develop a state-specific alternative. Herewith, a look at who's in, who's out and who's still on the fence.


Democrats control the governor's mansion and statehouse in 14 of the 20 states (plus Washington, D.C.) that are committed to expansion in some form.


The only reason...

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