|By Lance Dickie, The Seattle Times|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The federal government will pick up 100 percent of the cost for newly eligible adults for three years. The federal-state split is slowly reduced to 90-10 by 2020 and thereafter.
Not a single Republican in
Topping the list of those having a change of heart is
Each of the governors had to admit the opportunity could not be ignored. Ideology is no defense against uncompensated medical expenses. Their rural hospitals and clinics are stretched thin, as in
A study in the
States want more flexibility and freedom from government oversight, and they expect the federal government will renege on funding.
Schoesler does not say he opposes
How the Republican-controlled
Among uninsured adults, 47 percent have income below the federal poverty level, according to a report by the
Many states have chosen to let the federal government do the work.
Keiser sees price-lowering competition in those numbers that should appeal to her Republican colleagues.
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