Michigan Republicans Rethink Medicaid Expansion

Reporting for Kaiser Health News, in partnership with NPR, Eric Whitney writes: "Nationally, Republican party leaders say their number one campaign issue for the midterm elections is opposition to Obamacare. But at the same time, a growing number of Republican states are now embracing a major provision of the law – expanding Medicaid, the government-funded health benefit program for the poor. The Supreme Court made doing that optional for states in 2012 and most Republican-led states said 'no.' But now, some states like Ohio, Iowa and Michigan are forging compromises with the White House on Medicaid" (Whitney, 1/20). Read the story.

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