Numerous Republican governors are either toying with opting out of the Medicaid expansion component of the Affordable Care Act or flatly declaring they won’t take part.
Over the weekend, Florida’s Rick Scott seemed to place himself in the latter category, saying through a spokesman that his state “is not going to implement Obamacare. Bobby Jindal did the same a few days earlier, ruling out taking any steps to implement the law before the November election. Others, like Nebraska’s Dave Heineman to New Jersey’s Chris Christie, are signaling that they’re not necessarily on-board with Medicaid expansion either. There’s also the matter of states where Republicans enjoy legislative control, potentially allowing them to fight Democratic governors who attempt to comply with the expansion.
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