Thursday, May 15, 2014


Instead of pandering to the Baggers and other extremists in the GOP base, 8 GOP governors have decided to go along with the expansion of Medicaid pretty much as provided under the dreaded Obamacare.
Mike Pence proposes Indiana Medicaid expansion plan
By KYLE CHENEY | 5/15/14 1:45 PM EDT

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, whose rising national profile is feeding 2016 presidential buzz, has become the latest Republican governor to embrace a core component of Obamacare — with a conservative twist.

Pence, like Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before him, announced a major push Thursday to expand Medicaid under the health care law and follow 26 states that have extended coverage to a larger share of their low-income residents.

If the waiver request is approved, Pence would become the eighth Republican governor to expand his state’s Medicaid program. Others include conservatives Jan Brewer of Arizona and Rick Snyder of Michigan. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania is pursuing a similar plan that’s under review by CMS as well.

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