Red-state governors say President Obama would sign off on alternative Medicaid expansion plans

January 06, 2015

A pair of GOP governors said that President Obama appears more willing to compromise on the path toward Medicaid expansion in several red states following a meeting, The Hill reports. Govs. Pat McCrory (R-N.C.) and Gary Herbert (R-Utah) believe the president would sign off on their states' alternative expansion plans for the low-income insurance program. Herbert, vice chair of the National Governor's Association, said Obama pledged to revisit the issue, while McCrory said he expected “immediate dialogue" with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.