Governors Face Revolt Over Embrace of Medicaid Expansion

Deal with the devil


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.