GOP Slow Accepting Obamacare Is Here to Stay

By: Thursday February 21, 2013 8:09 am

Something remarkable happened yesterday. Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) decided to endorse using the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid in his state. Though he did this only after getting the administration to provide a major concession regarding how the program would be run. This is an important policy development because it means roughly a [...]

Rick Perry Says No to Medicaid Expansion

By: Monday July 9, 2012 7:28 am

Texas Governor Rick Perry has decided his state will not be taking part in the Affordable Care Act. Most importantly this means Texas will not expand Medicaid to everyone under 138 percent of the poverty line. From the Texas Tribune: “I stand proudly with the growing chorus of governors who reject the Obamacare power grab,” [...]

The GOP Push to Opt-Out of Medicaid Expansion Begins

By: Monday July 2, 2012 10:07 am

Now that the Supreme Court has made it easier for states to choose not to take part in the Medicaid expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act, some Republican governors have already started seizing on this latitude. In just the few days since the ruling came down, both South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) and [...]