Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia said yes to Medicaid expansion when the law went into effect. Since then, just six more have signed on. States that do get billions of additional federal dollars, but many Republican lawmakers are loath to say yes to the Obama administration.
The fight’s garnered many headlines in Florida recently as the Republican-led House and Senate are at odds on expansion and the legislative work — including setting a budget — came to a standstill. But the issue has also been hot out West this year where four Republican majority states took up Medicaid expansion. Wyoming said no, Utah’s governor is seeking to negotiate a compromise with Washington to offer legislators, and Alaska legislators are still wrestling with the issue. And after some legislative fireworks, Montana said yes.”
Source: MedPageToday.com – May 12, 2015