The reason GOP Governors, Democratic Governors, and Legislatures from both parties are expanding Medicaid? It is simply the right thing to do!
“It’s the right thing to do”: why GOP state legislators are fighting to expand Medicaid
Sarah Kliff, Vox
While Republicans in Congress work overtime to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in statehouses are actually working to expand it.
Republican legislators in multiple states have introduced bills and supported ballot initiatives to expand Medicaid, the public program that covers low-income Americans. If the efforts succeed — and they’ve demonstrated early victories in recent weeks — Obamacare enrollment would increase by an estimated 200,000 people.
“I feel so strongly it’s the right thing to do,” says Susan Concannon, a Kansas Republican state legislator. “We have citizens who are uninsured and hospitals that are suffering.”