NYT: Politics of Medicaid expansion differ state by state

February 10, 2015

Republican-controlled state legislatures may well consider Medicaid expansion in the coming months, although passage is far from certain, according to this piece in The New York Times. The piece looks at expansion efforts in different Republican-controlled states. For example, in Florida, business leaders and hospital executives are pressuring conservative legislative leaders to consider alternative expansion plans in the session that starts next month. In Alaska, the new governor, Bill Walker, an independent, wants to persuade state lawmakers to agree to expand Medicaid by the start of the new fiscal year on July 1.