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List of states and Governors who refused to expand Medicaid (updated)

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Alabama -- Robert Bentley, Republican -- Term ends 2015

Alaska -- Sean Parnell, Republican -- Term ends 2014

Florida -- Rick Scott, Republican -- Term ends 2015

Georgia -- Nathan Deal, Republican -- Term ends 2015

Idaho -- Butch Otter, Republican -- Term ends 2015

Indiana -- Mike Pence, Republican -- Term ends 2017

Kansas -- Sam Brownback, Republican -- Term ends 2015

Louisiana -- Bobby Jindal, Republican -- Term ends 2016 (term limits)

Maine -- Paul LePage, Republican -- Term ends 2015

Mississippi -- Phil Bryant, Republican -- Term ends 2016

Missouri -- Jay Nixon, Democratic -- Term ends 2017 (term limits)

Montana -- Steve Bullock, Democratic -- Term ends 2017

Nebraska -- Dave Heineman, Republican -- Term ends 2015 (term limits)

New Hampshire -- Maggie Hassan, Democratic -- Term ends 2015

North Carolina -- Pat McCrory, Republican -- Term ends 2017

North Dakota -- Jack Dalrymple, Republican -- Term ends 2016

Ohio -- John Kasich, Republican -- Term ends 2015

Oklahoma -- Mary Fallin, Republican -- Term ends 2015

Pennsylvania -- Tom Corbett, Republican -- Term ends 2015

South Carolina -- Nikki Haley, Republican -- Term ends 2015

South Dakota -- Dennis Daugaard, Republican -- Term ends 2015

Tennessee -- Bill Haslam, Republican -- Term ends 2015

Texas -- Rick Perry, Republican -- Term ends 2015 (retiring)

Utah -- Gary Herbert, Republican -- Term ends 2017

Virginia -- Bob McDonnell, Republican -- Term ends 2014 (term limits)

Wisconsin -- Scott Walker, Republican -- Term ends 2015

Wyoming -- Matt Mead, Republican -- Term ends 2015

State Medicaid and CHIP Income Eligibility Standards Effective January 1, 20141
http://www.medicaid.gov/AffordableCareAct/Medicaid-Moving-Forward-2014/Downloads/Medicaid-and-CHIP-Eligibility-Levels-Table.pdf

Kentucky's success makes a mockery of GOP Obamacare foes
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023779107

Updated to add that three Governors on the list support expansion, but are being blocked by their state's legislature.

Bullock: Open to all options on Medicaid expansion
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/bullock-open-to-all-options-on-medicaid-expansion/article_de9f768c-fbb2-11e2-8109-0019bb2963f4.html

Jay Nixon, Missouri Governor, Backs Medicaid Expansion
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/29/jay-nixon-medicaid-expansion_n_2211925.html

Governor Maggie Hassan

Huge support for Medicaid expansion at yesterday's public hearing. Accepting the $2.5 billion in federal funds available for Medicaid expansion will strengthen our economy and help thousands of hard-working families access critical health coverage.

https://www.facebook.com/GovernorHassan/posts/659687414044068


h/t PoliticAverse

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Reply List of states and Governors who refused to expand Medicaid (updated) (Original post)
ProSense Oct 2013 OP
UncleTomsEvilBrother Oct 2013 #1
Sheepshank Oct 2013 #2
PoliticAverse Oct 2013 #9
octoberlib Oct 2013 #3
PoliticAverse Oct 2013 #8
octoberlib Oct 2013 #17
bunnies Oct 2013 #22
LAGC Oct 2013 #4
Raffi Ella Oct 2013 #5
geek tragedy Oct 2013 #10
justabob Oct 2013 #13
bunnies Oct 2013 #21
ProSense Oct 2013 #23
bunnies Oct 2013 #24
rhett o rick Oct 2013 #6
PoliticAverse Oct 2013 #7
ProSense Oct 2013 #11
Joel thakkar Oct 2013 #12
ProSense Oct 2013 #14
ProSense Oct 2013 #15
RC Oct 2013 #16
ProSense Oct 2013 #18
RC Oct 2013 #19
ProSense Oct 2013 #20

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:20 AM

1. Thanks for this list.

I'm a firm believer that we need to #namenames instead of putting them in the category of "Congress" or "Republicans". Once we identify them as individuals, we can start to replace them with Progressive legislators.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:21 AM

2. Do what kind of Dem are the Montana and Missouri dudes?

there are Democrats on the list for which I am quite disappointed.

I thought (surprisingly) Utah's Gary Herbert, had bought into the Exchange? Interesting.

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:52 AM

9. They're Democrats that support expanded Medicaid (all 3 on the list do)

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:22 AM

3. What's up with Maggie Hassan in NH?

I can't believe there's a Democrat on this list. Wait, there's 3 Democrats. Shame.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:51 AM

8. All 3 Democrats on the list actually support expanding Medicaid in their states.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 12:10 PM

17. Thanks for the info. nt

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 02:33 PM

22. Our (NH) Replican controlled house insisted there be a committee...

To look into how or if they should expand it. Our Dem Senate was ready to expand it months ago, but you know how Repubs love to drag shit out and mess it up. Anyway, the committee is supposed to have its determination next week, and its expected that we will end up expanding it. But we'll see.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:30 AM

4. This is bullshit.

So what are people in those states supposed to do if they make too much to qualify for Medicaid now, but not enough to qualify for the subsidies on the exchanges?

I guess they're just screwed?

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Response to LAGC (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:41 AM

5. "I guess they're just screwed?"

oh honey, dontcha know? The Lord will provide for those if us in GA, or our neighbors! And if they don't well then, we need to take a look at our lives and see where we went wrong.

IOW, yes.

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Response to LAGC (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:52 AM

10. They don't have to pay the penalty, so only

the general consumer protection/regulations on industry provisions are of even indirect benefit.

Thanks, SCOTUS.

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Response to LAGC (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:58 AM

13. pretty much... status quo

Emergency room or nothing.

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Response to LAGC (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 02:25 PM

21. I just got my denial letter from the State of NH this morning.

Not due to income (Im out of work) but because they didnt find me disabled enough to qualify. As it is, a single adult can't get any assistance in the state unless they are disabled. Needing a joint replacement and tendons repaired in your dominant arm (that I no longer have meaningful use of) isnt bad enough I guess.

Yes, to answer your question, we're just screwed.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #21)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 03:40 PM

23. That's horrible. There are

health centers, but these are mostly for wellness care.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023790963

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Response to ProSense (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 03:49 PM

24. My local hospital does something similar.

Its really a great program. Helped me a lot right up until the needing a surgeon part. But they ended up covering my MRI, physical therapy and blood tests, which saved me about $17000. Im incredibly thankful for that.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:47 AM

6. k&r thanks for posting. nm

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:50 AM

7. Sorry but your list is BS, all three Democrats on your list actually are in favor of expanding

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:54 AM

11. OK, I'll add this information.

Doesn't change the fact that Republicans are to blame does it?

Thanks for the links.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:55 AM

12. This list is of no use

Couple of dem. governors support expansion but doesn't have support in the repub. majority assembly...even repub governor of florida rick scott supports expansion (at least for 3 years) but assembly representatives are blocking it (even though from the same repub party)

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Response to Joel thakkar (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 11:02 AM

14. States and Governors.

"Couple of dem. governors support expansion but doesn't have support in the repub. majority assembly...even repub governor of florida rick scott supports expansion (at least for 3 years) but assembly representatives are blocking it (even though from the same repub party)"

Fact is that these states, whether the Governors or the legislatures, refused to expand Medicaid.

The Awkward Pivot

Josh Marshall

Most of our attention yesterday was on Jeb Bush’s unexpected and still pretty inexplicable shift on immigration reform. Bush — Mr. Immigration Reform from a Pro-Reform political dynasty — is probably the last guy I would have expected to make a move like this. And he’s now to the right of his protege Marco Rubio on what’s supposed to be the big issue of this political cycle.

But look what’s happening down in the states. Republicans are now fighting among themselves over one of the signature initiatives of the dreaded ‘Obamacare’. First, Florida. A few weeks ago, Gov. Rick Scott bucked expectations and decided to accept the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. Yesterday, his Republican-dominated state House voted to block that decision.

Even more striking is Arizona. Gov. Jan Brewer was another GOP Governor who bucked expectations and decided to opt-in to the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. Now GOP SuperPACs are battling it out over her decision and, by extension, Obamacare. Americans for Prosperity is running ads attacking Brewer for the decision. And she’s now being defended by another Super PAC, Restoring Arizona, which is encouraging voters to support Brewer’s “fiscally conservative Medicaid plan.”

So take stock of that. Republican Super PACs are now battling it out at the state level over the merits of Obamacare. That’s where we are.

I don’t want to make too much of these squabbles. In themselves they’re not the end of the world. But they are small examples of how difficult the GOP’s post-election pivot will be. You cannot easily walk away from one of the party’s defining positions — opposition to ‘Amnesty’. Mitt Romney noted yesterday that ‘Obamacare’ drove lower income and minority voters into the Obama camp. Flat opposition to reform is still dogma for the GOP base. But the party’s establishment and operative base now sees that it’s driving support of growing parts of the electorate. Which is a big problem. Governors’ attempts to reposition, even in small ways to reflect fiscal and political realities, are sparking fights with state legislatures.

- more -

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/03/the_awkward_pivot.php

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022461986

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Response to ProSense (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 11:06 AM

15. Also, in Florida,

no doubt the pressure is on.

Florida: MSNBC reports that community health care clinics in Orlando are experiencing long lines as low-income people are visiting to learn more about their options under Obamacare. The CEO of a community clinic in Miami that primarily services uninsured Floridians told MSNBC that Tuesday represents a “new day” for low-income patients who can now gain affordable coverage.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023761610

Under Obamacare, Disney World Will Promote Its Part-Time Workers To Full-Time Status
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023767654

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 12:07 PM

16. Yeah right. The governors are dictators that can do whatever they want to regardless of their

 

legislatures.

Don't be blaming the Democratic governors on this. They cannot implement the exchanges without the legislatures approval.

On edit"
I just noticed who posted the OP. That explains the bullshit.
I got to learn to look closer at who is doing the posting.

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Response to RC (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 12:24 PM

18. Well,

Yeah right. The governors are dictators that can do whatever they want to regardless of their

legislatures.

Don't be blaming the Democratic governors on this. They cannot implement the exchanges without the legislatures approval.

On edit"
I just noticed who posted the OP. That explains the bullshit.
I got to learn to look closer at who is doing the posting.

...given that the OP points this out, I'll consider this a lame and opportunistic comment.

"Don't be blaming" me for your obvious nonsense.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 12:32 PM

19. Really? Where?

 

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Response to RC (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 01:14 PM

20. Are you unable to see the OP?

Seriously?

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