As you know, when the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, it also said that states could not be forced to expand Medicaid as called for by the ACA. Right away we saw some of the Republican Party’s better known grandstanding governors announce rejection of the Medicaide expansion no matter how many people in the state would be helped or how much federal money it would bring to the state. As for the rest of the country, the picture is still developing. Our colleagues over on the Lean Forward blog went through, state by state, reviewing statements by key leaders to assess the prospects for Medicaid expansion in each state - producing the map below.
Click through for an interactive version that gives details of what’s at stake for each state.