Obamacare

Alaska Joins States Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

Not-so-enticing federal scheme

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Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) said Friday his state will not expand Medicaid under President Obama's signature health-care law after a report estimated it would cost the state about $200 million over seven years.

"I believe a costly Medicaid expansion, especially on top of the broken Obamacare system, is a hot mess," Parnell said at a news conference on Friday. "The bottom line is: Obamacare failed to launch, is failing to deliver on its promises, and remains in disarray. We simply cannot bail out this failed experiment by expanding Medicaid."