Expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare a failure

Designers of Obamacare and the administration all predicted confidently - even after the Supreme Court ruled that states could not be forced to expand Medicaid - that even Republican states would fall in line eventually. After all, the reasoning went, what governor in their right mind would turn down all those federal dollars? Washington promised to fund 100% of the expansion for 3 years and then never less than 90% thereafter. Surely GOP governors would cave and bring this wonderful benefit to their poorer citizens. But only 24 states are on board to fully expand Medicaid. As you might suspect, the best laid plans of mice, men, and Democrats... National Journal: As predicted, Republican governors started flipping. First Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada endorsed a full expansion. Then came the governors of New Mexico, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan. Even Rick Scott, the Florida governor elected on an anti-Obamacare platform, said expanding Medicaid was the right thing to do. Chris Christie...(Read Full Post)