Washington Post looks at how even GOP-led states are keeping Medicaid expansion

November 08, 2015

Republican-led states that expanded Medicaid are keeping it, despite political pressure within the GOP about embracing a key part of President Obama's healthcare reform law, The Washington Post reports. GOP governors and legislators have balked at repealing expansion partly because of the benefit of providing federally funded health insurance to large numbers of constituents, analysts say. They also wish to keep the billions of dollars of federal funds that the ACA gives states that expand the program. Even Kentucky Republican Matt Bevin, who won the governorship after campaigning hard against Obamacare, has sent mixed signals about whether he would seek a full repeal that would strip 400,000 Kentuckians of insurance.