Medicaid

Governors Face Revolt Over Embrace of Medicaid Expansion

Deal with the devil

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Many Republican governors who said they plan to take Medicaid money under President Obama's health care law now find they're facing a revolt within their own state parties, where GOP legislatures are none-too-eager to approve signing up for what they call "Obamacare."

In Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer held a rally with doctors and nurses on Tuesday to try to build support ahead of a showdown with the Republican-dominated Legislature.

"I don't think there's any question this is an uphill fight," said her spokesman, Matt Benson. "The governor is all-in. She is fully committed to this effort."

In Florida, meanwhile, a legislative panel rejected Gov. Rick Scott's surprising decision to expand Medicaid, leaving his plan wounded.

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