Fifteen state governors to reject expanded Medicaid program in ObamaCARE or ObamaTAX
While it should be well over 25, at least 15 governors have indicated they will not participate in the expansion of Medicaid under ObamaCARE. Some of the states that this includes are Wisconsin, Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina.
Governors still have a financial incentive to participate in the expansion of coverage for low-income people, since the government will foot most of the bill through 2016. But the decision is also loaded with politics, particularly for Republican governors who are adamantly opposed to “ObamaCare.”
“You can make the political call real quick, but the actual decision is a complicated one,” said Matt Salo of the National Association of Medicaid Directors. “Governors are going to be looking at the numbers and asking: Does this make sense for us?”