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More GOP governors signing on to Obamacare expansion
It is notable that after a Supreme Court decision and an election, some strong opponents of the ACA are finally starting to give in. One of the basic problems with the healthcare status quo are the high number of low income people who are currently uninsured. They seek out (expensive) emergency room care and everyone else foots the bill. This will change with more people getting coverage...
Once fiercely opposed, more GOP governors endorse expanding state health care coverage
DES MOINES, Iowa — Once largely united in resisting the Obama administration’s new health care overhaul, a growing number of Republican governors are now buying into parts of the system as the financial realities of their states’ medical costs begin to counterbalance the fierce election politics of the issue.
This week, Michigan’s Rick Snyder became the sixth GOP governor to propose expanding his state’s health insurance program to cover more low-income residents, in line with the Democratic administration’s strong recommendation. Eleven Republican governors have rejected the idea while a dozen, who have been mostly critical, have not announced a decision.